How To Maintain Your Garden ?

Develop its balcony
Plants for landscaping his balcony

Each balcony is unique by its orientation, its environment or its sunshine. It is therefore difficult to generalize. However, shrubs, rather persistent, which some will bloom and others give berries or present pretty leaves, will permit to develop the best balcony. You can also opt for season flowers and aromatic plants. With strong sunlight, will be selected for example the eyelet of the sands or miniature roses. In the shadow, it will opt for geraniums or narcissi.

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The development of its balcony

To properly develop its balcony, it is recommended to position the most resistant plants by the railings raising them if necessary with stools. They protect then the most fragile plants from bad weather. Another tip: choose rather clear pots. These will first be more manageable to the planters and then efficiently reflect light. Attention also to attach them to avoid accidents.

Development of original balcony

Climbing plants to develop her balcony in a slightly original way. It is also possible to provide lighting and play with accessories.

Lawn watering
How often watering his lawn?

Two schools are opposed on this issue: proponents of intensive watering per week, and gardeners believing that a light watering every two days is the best way to get a dense and green turf. In practice, all depends on the age of your lawn: if it grows for several years, and its roots are well developed, unique watering per week is more than enough. On the other hand, young shoots require more regular watering, especially in summer.

How much water to use for watering?

If you have a rain gauge, find it you easy to analyze the amount of water received by your turf. Be aware that most gardeners recommend 4 millimetres of water per day, or four litres per square metre (approximately 20 minutes with an automatic sprinkler). If this amount may seem high, it is the best way to maintain a green lawn. It is more expensive to “green” a lawn yellowed lack of water to keep it in shape year-round.

Manual or Automatic watering?

For small areas of grass, Automatic watering is not useful because its installation would be too costly and wasteful. On the other hand, on large lawns, it is very interesting to implement an automatic sprinkler system: no loss or wastage of water, uniform and regular watering, less maintenance required…

How to manage weeds?
Weed control: to eliminate or keep

Weeds have sometimes as bad! Some of them settled in your garden each summer and can pose a threat to your other plants by invading. Rumex, Canada Thistle and quackgrass are so species to eliminate more quickly. On the other hand, the poppy or clovers are totally harmless and may therefore be retained in order to give a more natural to your garden key. This is in fact a real mode: natural, or ‘bio’ gardens are to let nature do its work without plants, with sometimes surprising results!

How to eliminate them?

The best solution remains Manual: pluck them out with the root and well take care to clear all surrounding plants. The use of herbicide is strongly discouraged: pollutant, it may affect your flowers, and infiltrates into the soil. A regular mowing also prevents the spread of seeds and thus the appearance of new shoots.

Prevent the occurrence of weeds

Weeds can be a scourge on a vegetable garden: in order to be prevented, cover your turf with a black tarp during the winter. Similarly, on the slab floors, hot water is an effective way to remove all of the roots.