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7 Tips for Maintaining a Hearty Garden

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Maintaining a garden can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it when you see your plants thriving and producing beautiful flowers or delicious fruits and vegetables.

Here are some tips for maintaining your garden:


Water your plants regularly, especially during hot or dry weather. Make sure to water deeply and avoid getting the leaves wet, which can promote fungal growth.

Consider using a watering meter at first to determine how much watering is needed.


Keep your garden free of weeds by pulling them out regularly. Weeds can compete with your plants for nutrients and water, so it’s important to keep them under control.

If you struggle with pulling out the roots, try using a handheld weeding tool.


Fertilize your plants according to their specific needs. Some plants require more nutrients than others, so it’s important to know what your plants require and provide them with the appropriate fertilizer.

Tip: Newer iPhone’s have a feature where you can take a photo of a flower or plant and it will then tell you the name of it. This can help you research that specific plant’s needs.


Prune your plants to remove dead or diseased branches and to promote healthy growth. Some plants also require pruning to maintain their shape or size.

For best results, snip dead branches and leaves at the base with a pair of garden scissors.

Pest and disease control

Keep an eye out for pests and diseases that can damage your plants. Treat them promptly to prevent them from spreading and causing more damage.


Mulch your garden to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Use organic materials like wood chips, straw, or leaves.


Harvest your fruits and vegetables when they are ripe to encourage more growth and prevent them from spoiling on the vine.

Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.

By following these tips, you can help your garden thrive and enjoy the beauty and bounty it provides.