Gardening with Children: Helping Your Plants Grow Like a Pro

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Seeing plants thrive in your backyard brings an incredible sense of pride and satisfaction to any plant grower. That’s why many aspiring plant enthusiasts are always on the lookout for ways to make their garden thrive.

You don’t need a spell or a potion to make your plants grow to their full potential. All you need is the right information and tools to learn the secrets of plant growth. If you think it’s boring or you can’t manage the garden alone, why not bring in some help. Involve your children in the activity and make daily gardening more enjoyable. Here are the important things you and your kids should keep in mind:

Understand what your plants eat

Contrary to what most people believe, plants need more than air and water to grow. They also require a supply of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen to help them grow. As a gardener, your primary role is to provide them with other crucial nutrients that they need. These are Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, which are quite common in many store-bought fertilizers.

Nitrogen helps boost chlorophyll production in most plants. As everyone knows, chlorophyll is an essential part of any plant’s growth. So, providing your plants with Nitrogen helps encourage better blooms. Even more, it strengthens the plant’s resistance against drought.

Meanwhile, other nutrients that plants need are calcium and magnesium. It also includes iron and boron. Plants also need secondary nutrients such as magnesium and calcium. It also needs tiny amounts of trace elements, including boron and iron. Test your soil to find out if it needs a boost with these minerals.

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How pruning helps

Getting any tree care service can also boost your plants’ growth. That’s because pruning stimulates the growth of branches from the plant. Thus, allowing it to grow more branches. It’s a great way to promote better growth in both shrubs and even trees.

Pruning improves the production of blooms for the next season, too. Yet, you need to ensure that you don’t leave any stubs to the plant when doing it. You need to ensure that all the cuts are clean to prevent any bacteria or pests from getting inside the plant.

Learn how to water correctly

A lot of people assume that every plant needs the most water to grow. That’s why they often water their plants without realizing that they might already be drowning them to death. Meanwhile, clay soil is tightly compact, causing it to take longer to get saturated. So, it tends to hold lesser water compared to regular garden soil.

Plants living in container pots also need more watering. That is in comparison to plants found in the soil. That’s because they don’t have access to a lot of earth than those planted directly to the ground.

Managing a garden isn’t easy, primarily if you haven’t done it before. Expect things to be hard at first. But with constant reading and thorough research, you’ll undoubtedly get better at it. Remember that plants are organic. So, they need your continued love and attention to make them thrive.

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