8 Steps to Successful Gardening—Step 7 Maintenance

The seventh step is to minimize the maintenance required. As a whole, steps one through six will reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the garden. Another tidbit is to cut back on fertilizers and prune when necessary.

Fertilizing and pruning can cause plants to produce new growth providing a buffet for bugs as the prefer this type of growth the most. Besides, plants shouldn’t be forced to grow faster than their normal growth rate. Pruning is not the way nature intended them to grow. No matter how many people believe that, I am not one of them.

My answer is to organically fertilize, which these types of fertilizers have small numbers for nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus.

And now I would like to offer you a Free copy of my Gardeners Journal so that you can easily document your gardening experience and track what you do. Click on “Subscribe to Master Gardener Girls’ Gardening Blog by Email” and I will send you a copy of this file.

Happy Gardening from the Master Gardener Girl!!

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