The art of gardening

With spring, April gardening tasks will be intense. Seasonal flower planting, harvest preparation, conditioning lawn … Work hard!. It is possible that some parts of our plants are dry by the heat of the heat, to stimulate growth applies a mini pruning pinching the tips of the leaves. We must also be alert to rising temperatures, they bring pests and diseases that can attack our plants. We’ll have to apply a specific product at the first signs. Another consequence that brings rising temperatures is that we increase the frequency of watering incorporating fertilizer. Outdoor plants, shrubs and trees can also succumb to various pests and diseases, so we have to watch them. In outdoor plants have to be careful with late frosts, protecting the weakest with some kind of padding. As with indoor plants go increased risks and manure. Moreover, at this time in which some of the spring bulbs are already declining, will plant summer flowering bulbs (gladiolus, dahlias and lilies) in a phased manner. Also we can plant petunias, lobelia, dianthus Moor and spring perennials, trees and shrubs. On the pitch, if the weather improves, choose a dry day for the first mowing, the blades high and leaving the remains as padding. In addition, we remove weeds around the garden and before starting the lawn subscriber, escarificarlo, which means making a cut vertically instead of horizontally. Now is the time to check if our irrigation systems are working properly, as we gradually increasing risks go both in the garden and inside the home. It is convenient to make watering early in the day and avoid the hours in the sun to warm more to prevent evaporation. April is a very quiet month in terms of pruning, but we can always tune palms. While we will have to focus on the suckers coming out the bottom of the stem of the plant and consuming water and nutrients from the mother plant. In this case, it is desirable to eliminate root directly.
Let’s create floral compositions with spring and summer plants to decorate a style chill out terrace. When decorating a terrace with flower arrangements, we must take into account the direction and the amount of sun that will be exposed to the flowers, and that not all plants can be grown in the same way. Some require full sun and some will be more suitable for wet or low sun exposure. On this occasion, we will make different plantations, mostly in shades of pink to place on a terrace. We will use seasonal flower cheerful and colorful: small sized dahlias, petunias, dimorfotecas or daisies, geraniums, pansies, blue-flowered nightshade, mesenchymal and Osteospermum. We will also use some pittosporum tobira nana that place a few containers high. Since the compositions are to be placed on a terrace with artificial turf and we want to highlight the compositions, use a container or containers in white tone and tall size. Start planting and then drain incorporating a specific substrate: substrate for geraniums or flowering plants, perfect for summer blooms. We will also need a subscriber and a good watering for proper planting. A Zen garden is decorated in a corner in contact with nature, which includes many elements such as sand, which represents the vast sea, or stones, symbolizing the mountains and life experiences. How much of this garden is in shade we chose a small sized willow Hakuro called nishiki, very nice and bright, which has leaves that are almost white when they are born. This type of sauce you can plant directly into the garden soil, without organic substrate, since it is very resistant. However, we can not forget the slow-release fertilizer. To accompany the three Hakuro nishiki we will upholster the floor with a seasonal flower, joy Guinea, which give color to the terrace and if need universal substrate for transplantation.