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Most plants come with a small insert with notated directions. These directions include watering instructions, how much sunlight the plants should receive, the depth of the plant and what time of year it should be planted. Follow these instructions, otherwise the plant isn't going to last as long as it should, or the bloom won't come out in full.
Remove Other Plants
SpaceSimilar to the removal process, a garden must have ample room between plants. Even if the plants are of the same species, it is very important for all of the plants to have enough room between one enough to ensure enough water and sunlight absorption. The planter information provided with the seeds or plant details the depth and distance away from other plants the species needs, so make sure to provide at least this room, if not more.
Supply fertilizer immediately after planting, then follow the instructions for the particular fertilizer for how often the plants need to be re-fertilized. Of course, if the vegetation is used for consumption, make sure to use a fertilizer that is free of pesticides. Eating these pesticides is harmful not only to humans, but other animals, such as pets. Avoid this problem by opting into an organize fertilizer. It is even possible to create a mineral rich fertilizer through the help of a compost pile, which is made up of discarded food products (such as egg shells, fruit peels and other decomposing vegetables). This is an excellent source of nutrition for the future garden.
When planting a garden, it is important to sort out the different plants not only by species, but by height. The tallest plants should be located towards the rear of the garden. If the plants are placed towards the front, or completely surrounding shorter vegetables, these plants don't receive adequate sunlight and often die. Planning out the location for the entire garden before planting is incredibly important.
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One of the biggest killers to gardens isn't any insect or animal: it's machine. Lawn mowers and weed wackers take a heavy toll on gardens, especially when a child or teenager is performing the yard duties for the first time. If there isn't enough clearance between the end of the garden and the beginning of the yard, there might be some plant casualties during the summer months.
Of course, even if there is ample clearance space, animals are still able to feast upon the bounty of the garden. Putting up a fence around the garden helps protect the area from pests such as raccoons, rabbits, deer and any other animal that might look to snack on the garden. Just make sure the fence is tall enough to block out those animals with jumping abilities.