Tip #4 For a tidy garden: Deadheading!
This just means that you periodically go through your garden and remove old blooms well as sick, damaged, or dead plant material. Deadheading can help your plants flower longer or rebloom later in the season. It can also help keep any plant diseases from spreading if you remove dead or damaged material.
Deadheading can be done with your hands or with a small hand pruner. If you have a disease problem in your garden make sure your gloves are clean and your hand pruner has been sanitized with rubbing alcohol!
Removing these dead flowers will make these plants look much nicer!
If you take care of these four basic gardening tasks your garden will be noticeably more tidy.
If you like having a garden but think this list sounds exhausting let us help! We offer one time garden cleanups and regular garden maintenance. Call or email Annika to get on our schedule!
Until then, happy gardening!
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Rose: “Rapperswil – Rosengärten – Schloss 2010-06-30 16-10-12” by Roland zh – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rapperswil_-_Roseng%C3%A4rten_-_Schloss_2010-06-30_16-10-12.JPG#mediaviewer/File:Rapperswil_-_Roseng%C3%A4rten_-_Schloss_2010-06-30_16-10-12.JPG
Petunia: “Petunia grandiflora-ALC-3-yercaud-salem-yercaud-India” by Yercaud-elango – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Petunia_grandiflora-ALC-3-yercaud-salem-yercaud-India.JPG#mediaviewer/File:Petunia_grandiflora-ALC-3-yercaud-salem-yercaud-India.JPG
Echinacea: Courtesy, Wikimedia Commons