You’ve got a brand new, beautifully landscaped yard. Complete with new plants…now what? Caring for your new plants is crucial to ensure their survival and healthy growth. Here are some tips to help you care for your new plants:
- Watering: Make sure to water your plants regularly, but do not overwater them as this can cause root rot. The frequency of watering depends on the plant species and its size, but a general rule of thumb is to water when the soil is dry to the touch.
- Soil: Plants require specific soil types to thrive, so make sure to use the appropriate soil for your plants. For example, succulents and cacti require well-draining soil, while ferns prefer moist soil.
- Light: Plants need light to carry out photosynthesis, so ensure that your new plants receive enough sunlight or artificial light. The amount of light required varies depending on the plant species, so do your research beforehand.
- Fertilizer: Newly potted plants may not require fertilizer immediately, but eventually, they will need nutrients to grow healthy. You can use organic or chemical fertilizers, but be careful not to over-fertilize, as this can damage the plants.
- Pruning: Pruning can help promote healthy growth and shape your plant. Remove any dead or yellow leaves, and cut back any branches that are growing too long or crossing over one another.
By following these tips, you can help your new plants establish themselves and thrive in their new environment. Still have questions? Contact us now, we’re here to help.