garden with chairs and tableA healthy garden can give any homeowner a sense of fulfillment. It is not achieved in a single day or week; it is usually a work in progress that has started several months before. And blooming flowers provide you with the assurance that your dedication to keep your garden in good shape was not in vain.

Be Careful when Introducing New Plants

Introducing new plants into your garden can put other plants at risk of contracting new diseases. That means you should not take just any seedling you got from your friend’s yard. To be safe, purchase seedlings from a garden center in Minnesota. It is better than risking your entire garden.

Monitor the Soil's pH

The soil's pH level refers to its degree of acidity or alkalinity, which affects the health of plants. Stable soil should have an average pH value of between five and seven. When the pH is low, it means the soil is acidic, and toxic compounds such as aluminum become soluble. They are, therefore, absorbed by plants, resulting in discolored leaves. You can reverse soil acidity by applying lime, which results in a neutralization reaction increasing the pH level.

Ensure Proper Spacing

Most plants require sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. Those that do not receive enough light end up dying. Therefore, make sure to space plants properly so that the leaves are exposed to sunlight, keeping them healthy and lush. Also, know the watering requirements of your plants—when, how, and how much.

Achieving a healthy garden requires a lot of hard work. You have to monitor all important variables such as the soil pH and humidity levels, all of which have an effect on plant health.

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