So you decided to do some gardening. This can be a great hobby especially if you love the greenery in your home. Most of the time, a lot of people who are doing gardening are not experts in the field. This simply means that they are prone to making mistakes. Here are common mistakes that you might actually be doing in your garden.
Fist and most common mistake that a lot of beginners commit are to not really have a plan when they start their gardening hobby. What you want is to plan where you are going to place the plants and what kind of pot are you planning to use. There are some homes that can’t accommodate a lot of plants given the limited space. For this scenario, you want to even make sure that you implement a minimalist approach to your home. You can even choose a custom-made 3D printed container that can be installed on the wall of your home in order to prevent problems with space.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is to overwater their plants. There are instances when some plants really don’t require a lot of water. Different plants may require different amounts of water. It is imperative that you know the plant that you are getting in order for you to decide whether or not to have a lot of water on the plants.
It is also possible to rot the entire root system if you are going to put too much water on the soil. And once the soil is already rotten, you can expect the entire plant to be done.
Another common mistake that you might be making is the fact that you are using too much fertilizer in your plants. This can do damage not only to the plant but also to the soil. This is especially true if you are going to use chemical based fertilizers. What you can do as an alternative is to take a closer look at composting. Not only are you going to save a good amount of money on fertilizers, it is also possible to actually get rid of your biodegradable waste. In fact, a lot of sustainable gardens are making use of compost soil.
Of course, you also want to make sure that you know exactly where to have the plants. Is the plant a sun-loving plant? In this scenario, you don’t want it to be in a shade. A lot of new hobbyists, for instance, choose tomatoes only to discover that it needs sunlight. You want to do your own research before you even choose a specific plant. You may even have to talk to some experts about it. Keep in mind that you can never use all the plants that you want.
Gardening is a great hobby. However, it may take a bit of experience in order to get things right. You always want to learn from your mistakes if you ever made some blunders along the way. The good thing is that there are a lot of reading materials available online.