Plants, both indoors and out, are lovely additions to any décor. They are generally easy to take care of and maintain. One of the most satisfying things to do is to have a healthy and productive garden. In fact, gardening has a lot of benefits. Greenery can keep away negative vibes that ruin your mood. Below 5 ways discussed to take care of your plants.
Give plants plenty of light
One of the primary concerns for house plants is making sure they get enough light. Keeping your plants on a side-table in your living room may look good, but if it is too far from a window, your plant may not last long. Look up the sun requirements for your specific plant, and move them to a location that matches those requirements. Keep in mind that windows facing the south side of your house will receive the most light, while windows facing the north side will receive the least amount of light.
Choose right soil
You can’t have plants growing healthy and productive if you don’t have right soil. It means, your soil should be fertile, permeable, loamy, and right pH. As good and healthy soil helps build up a strong, productive plant. Also, think again if you want to use chemicals for soil treatments! To have the best and desirable result, better go for organic soil.
Proper spacing is must
Proper planting space is essential. No doubt it is one of the biggest factors that contribute to the health of the plants. Each plant has its own spacing needs but a few tips like providing proper air circulation around the plants or choosing a large pot must be considered. Groundcovers and low growing plants should be grouped tightly in beds you don’t walk on. Grouping the plants rightly will also help in reducing the need for weeding and the wastage of water. Moreover, it leads to easier path maintenance.
Water your plants regularly
Getting the proper balance of water for houseplants can be tricky: too much water, and the roots will start to rot because of poor drainage and too little water and they’ll dry out. The specific amounts of water needed will vary from plant to plant, as some like to be very wet all the time while others only need watering once every few weeks. However, most plants will thrive when watered 2-3 times a week. Use a spray bottle or small watering can, and add enough water each time so that the soil is moist without being muddy.
Every few weeks fertilize your plants
Fertilizer is a soil additive that supplies plants with nutrients. It is particularly important to fertilize indoor plants every 2-3 weeks, because there is no organic matter being added to the soil naturally as there would be outdoors. Most fertilizers come with a 3-number series, such as 10-20-10; these numbers refer to the amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium the fertilizer contains. Because every kind of plant requires different amounts of those three minerals, the type of fertilizer you need to use will vary. However, starting with a ‘middle ground’ fertilizer such as a 6-12-6 or 10-10-10 mix should be good enough for most plants.