Building and maintaining a garden can be a lot of hard work, but with the right knowledge of plants, gardening can be fun and worthwhile. In general, all plants need to be watered, fed, and pruned throughout the year, taking note that frequency is based on individual plant needs. You can make maintenance easier on yourself by planting according to mature size, moisture and sunlight needs.
Gardening is an activity you can work on year-round in the Charleston area. The activities you perform will be dictated by the season as well as the type of plant. For example, in the spring you will probably focus on planting and fertilizing, the summer months are generally focused on watering and deadheading, and the fall is great for cutting plants back as they go dormant. Although the winter might seem like the time to let your garden sit, think again! Many trees are best pruned in the winter to prevent the spreading of bacteria and diseases.
Simply taking a moment to understand your landscape and the conditions and care plants prefer, truly will take the guess work out of maintaining your garden. The outcome can be very satisfying and rewarding!
At Carolina Landscape, we understand the effort that goes into creating the best garden in the neighborhood. To help you get started on your masterpiece, we have put together some tips and tricks to planning and maintaining your garden throughout the year – we hope they’ll make your job easier!