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Top Gardening Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

Gardening takes a lot of work.

Gardening may seem pretty straightforward. Just dig a hole into the ground, water your plants occasionally, and prune your plants, right? It’s not as simple as this. Gardening takes a lot of work, and if you want a lovely landscape, then you have to know what to do to maintain it. Knowing what plants grow best in specific weather conditions and understanding how much space a plant needs to grow matters as well. If you’re a beginner gardener, then you’re not out of luck. Here are some of the top gardening mistakes and how you can avoid them.

1) Picking Plants and Flowers Based Solely on Aesthetics

Of course, it’s a natural inclination to choose plants and flowers based on their beauty. You want a lovely lawn that stands out with its vibrancy. Who doesn’t? However, it’s best to be aware of what plants need direct sunlight and what plants grow well in the shade. A beautiful landscape will turn ugly if all the plants die based on not having the nutrients that they need. How do you fix this? Talk to one of our plant professionals here at Evergreen Gene’s! We can discuss the condition of your landscape and what plants will work best for you.

2) Oversaturing Plants with Water

While people can never drink too much water, plants can! Oversaturing your garden leads to plants dying quickly. You can fix this by watering your garden in moderation and even creating a schedule to combat oversaturation.

3) Fertilizing Your Garden too Much

New gardeners and veteran gardens alike know that fertilization is crucial for any landscape. However, what new gardeners tend to do is fertilize the garden too much. Once again, you can depend on us experts to give you fertilization tips and gardening tips overall. Visit our gardening and nursery center!

4) Not Having a Plan

If you like the look of container plants or patio plants, then you may not need an elaborate plan. However, creating an entire garden from scratch takes work. You need to know what plants should grow where not only so they can live but also so that your landscape looks organized and professional. To fix this, assess where each plant in your garden should go so that they can receive the nutrients that they need. You can also organize flowers based on their color palette and combine it with greenery to give your garden a polished look.


Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and hardscaping maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook,Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, andTwitter.


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