5 Common gardening mistakes to avoid

Did you know that some common mistakes are putting your beautiful gardens at risk?

Gardening can be a peaceful and relaxing activity. While some prefer growing only flowers and trees, others prefer to grow various vegetables and herbs. Whatever may be the choice, there are a few gardening mistakes that can hinder their growth. But making mistakes is a part of the learning process.

Here we give you some common gardening mistakes to avoid.

Overwatering

Did you know that overwatering could be harmful to your plant like forgetting to water? When you are watering the plants, ensure to water the roots and not the leaves. A seedling requires plenty of water once planted but once they grow their roots, they will absorb moisture directly from the soil.

Crowding the plants

Seeds and transplants are very small. Thus, it is very easy to plant them close to each other. But crowding the plants can lead to nutrient deficiency, competition for moisture and sunlight and poor air circulation. To avoid this mistake, pay close attention to the spacing recommendations on the seed packet or tags.

The same type of plants in one row

People with highly organizational skills want their hardens to have a tide row of similar looking plants. But this style of planting, called monoculture, is not a good idea. If a pest or disease decides to strike, you will lose the entire row or worse just one two plants here and there making the entire garden look shabby. Therefore, always plant different kinds of trees or shrubs in clusters.

Using little mulch

Using too little mulch can have problems with controlling weed growth. Additionally, for warm and dry weathers, little mulch does not aid in retaining moisture. You can add around an inch of mulch when seedlings are a few inches high and increase it to three inches when the plants are around half-grown.

Not planting pollinator-friendly plants

We all learnt in high school that plants need pollination to produce seeds and fruits. While some plants are self-pollinated, many edible plants need bees, butterflies and wasps to carry the pollen. Therefore, plant a variety of pollinator-friendly plants to make it easier for winged workers to find your garden.

Keep in mind these gardening mistakes to avoid and you will soon be a master in gardening.

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