If it seems like your flowers always have some kind of problem, no matter what you do, you may have a “high maintenance” garden.
High maintenance gardens are a common thing. If it seems like your flowers always have some kind of problem, no matter what you do, then you may have a “high maintenance” garden. What exactly is a high maintenance garden? It is simply a garden with lots of problems. Some problems that can cause this are too much water, not enough sunlight and over-fertilizing. There’s no way to tell if your garden is high maintenance just by looking at it. The only way to know for sure is to test it out and see if anything happens after a while. However, there are some signs that your flowerbeds may be on their way to becoming high maintenance:
- Plants are drooping even after watering them
- Leaves seem to be turning brown for seemingly no reason
- A bunch of weeds start growing in the flowerbeds
Your neighbors’ gardens are more robust than yours.
If your neighbors’ gardens are more robust than yours, it could be due to a variety of factors. They might have better soil, more sun, or more time to spend on their garden. Start by comparing notes with your neighbors and see if you notice any patterns in terms of why they’re doing better than you. If there’s no obvious reason, pick one day where you watch how the sun moves across your neighbor’s yard, and the next day do the same for your own. Draw some conclusions from that information and tweak accordingly!
Your garden requires constant attention.
- Flowers are a lot like babies. They require constant attention and care.
- If you don’t water your flowers at least once a day, they’ll die.
- You’ll have to check your flower garden for pests, disease, and weeds at least once every other day.
- If there are dead buds or leaves on your flowers, you need to prune them as soon as possible after noticing them, or else the whole plant will die. You might also consider trimming it if it starts getting too tall for where you planted it.
- A good rule of thumb is that if you see any problems with your flowers (if they look diseased or something is eating them), then looking up the problem online and treating the plants immediately–do not wait because waiting will only make things worse! The same goes for watering: if there’s been no rain in two days then water immediately before it’s too late!
You have a lot of one type of flower.
If you have a lot of one type of flower, you’re practicing what is called monoculture. When you do this, you’re limiting your options by cultivating only one variety of flower in your garden, so if that species gets sick, your whole plot will be affected. In the worst-case scenario, a disease can spread and wipe out all the flowers in your plot.
You can avoid these setbacks by planting different varieties. For example, if you plant daisies and roses together in a single plot and just give them water and sunlight (oh boy!), they won’t get sick because their needs are different. The easiest way to think about it is that plants grown together create their own ecosystem where they help each other thrive—and also take away from each other.
The biodiversity created through mixing plants up isn’t limited to just disease prevention: it also helps pollinators such as bees find food all season long!
You don’t prune dead buds or leaves.
Missing a day of dead bud or leaf pruning is like missing a day at the gym. Leave it for one day and the next thing you know, you’re in a pile of dead buds. These should be pruned anytime after the flowering season has ended. Pruning your plant will encourage new buds to form, as well as keep diseases and pesky insects from spreading to your healthy plants.
You love to change things up.
If you do have a high-maintenance gardener as your partner, get ready to learn a lot. You’ll start to understand what types of soils are good for different plants, how soil composition affects drainage and nutrients, the best temperatures for various plant growths, how much sunlight various species need at different times in their life cycle. You’ll learn about the importance of insect populations — and the impact of drought or heavy rains on them — and what it means to water your garden with rainwater versus tap water versus distilled water.
A high-maintenance gardener will also teach you how important it is to give plants space, whether that’s space from each other within the same garden bed or space from other gardens (especially if they grow roots underground). This may mean that one or more beds needs to be empty some months out of the year. It may also mean that gardens need time to “rest” before being planted again with new seeds or transplants.
The most important lesson I learned is that gardening is a process, not a result. A successful gardener understands there will be failures along with successes; failures must be accepted as part of learning what works and what doesn’t work in your specific climate and geographical location.
You use chemical fertilizer and pesticides.
Do you use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides to make your garden beautiful? There are a number of reasons that chemical-based products can be harmful, but the most important ones are the safety of people and insects and the health of our environment. Even if you’re careful about how you use these products and follow instructions to protect yourself from exposure, there’s still a good chance that you won’t be able to totally prevent them from affecting your health over time. In addition, some harmful chemicals may find their way into your drinking water through runoff. Chemical exposure is especially risky for children and pets who may play in areas where chemicals have been used.
Chemical pesticides can also kill beneficial insects that are helpful for gardening (bees) or end up in waterways (fish). Many plants need bees for pollination and produce nectar as an incentive for them to visit. Without bees coming to pollinate these plants, they won’t thrive or even survive.
You’re inconsistent with how often you water your garden.
You’re inconsistent with how often you water your garden.
Watering is an important part of gardening, but it’s also a balancing act. How much you need to water depends on where you live and what type of soil and plants you have. If the ground is too dry often, it can take a toll on your garden by stressing out the plants, making them less likely to grow healthy flowers, but if you overwater the garden too much, then again it will be stressed out by all the extra moisture in the soil and could drown or rot. To know what’s best for your garden and climate, do some research online about how many times per week to water in your region.
Your yard gets too much shade or sun.
If you don’t have enough shade in your garden, consider planting trees or shrubs. If you don’t have enough sun, plant a flower that can thrive without lots of it.
It’s okay if you want to keep a high-maintenance garden! But knowing what causes these issues in the first place can help you when choosing plants and taking care of them.
It’s okay that you want to keep your high-maintenance garden. Just make sure you know what causes these issues in the first place can help you when choosing plants and taking care of them.
- Everything in moderation, including water. If you have a large area to cover, it’s no problem to use sprinklers on a regular basis so long as they are not soaking too much soil. Sprinklers are great for keeping the soil moist but be aware that some plants require less or more water than others. If this is an issue for you then you might consider purchasing a few watering cans instead of using sprinklers all the time.
- Choose plants carefully over time as well if necessary and check with your local nursery or gardening store before buying anything new!
- Be prepared to put in the work and don’t be afraid of weeds – they’re not always bad things 🙂
Do you have a high-maintenance flower garden? Do your flowers require unusual amounts of water? Are they demanding and difficult to look after? Are there just too many of them for any one person to deal with?
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Your days of tending to gardens for hours are over!
I love my flower garden. It’s really the only place where I feel like I can truly relax. But it’s also really high-maintenance, and I’m always worried that I’m not doing it right.
If you have a high-maintenance flower garden, too, you know what I mean! There’s just so much to do to keep your garden looking perfect.
But there are some ways that you can make sure your garden is as beautiful as possible, with a minimal amount of effort. 😉 Here are my best tips for keeping your garden beautiful on a budget!
Do you have a flower garden that is constantly needing attention? Do you love it but sometimes feel like you hate it? You’re not alone! Flower gardens can be beautiful and rewarding, but they are also a lot of work. Here are 4 tips to help you deal with your high-maintenance flower garden:
1. Remember that weeds will happen.
2. Don’t feel bad about using weed killer: Sometimes, that’s the only way to get them under control!
3. Appreciate the beauty of your flowers and weeds equally. Weeds are part of nature, too!
4. Get kids involved! They’ll love being outside and taking care of plants, and it will also be a great learning experience for them (and you).
Do you have an impossible, high-maintenance flower garden? Is it driving you nuts? I can relate, because I have one too. Let me tell you about how I discovered a few ways to reduce the anxiety and frustration of maintaining my garden. But first, let me tell you how my journey started.
My husband and I bought our home with the intention of renovating it from top to bottom. While we were still living in our rental apartment across town, we would go to our new home every day after work and on weekends to do the renovation work ourselves. One day, I noticed that the weeds in the front yard had grown several inches in just two days. They were growing so quickly, in fact, that they were overtaking the flowers that my husband and I had planted there a few weeks ago. Since we didn’t have much time to devote to gardening on a daily basis, we decided that we should hire someone to come out and take care of the weeds for us. We also decided that we needed to get rid of all of the flowers in our yard because they were taking up too much time and resources.
I knew that this would be a difficult task for me because I love flowers so much! However, if my husband is anything
If you’re anything like me, you love a good flower garden. The thing is, though, I am definitely not a gardener. I know next to nothing about gardening. If I were to be honest with myself (which I am never), I’d probably have to admit that my flower garden is one of the most high-maintenance things in my life.
So how do I manage it? Well, it’s not easy—I’ll be honest with you here. It definitely takes some trial and error. At times, it feels more like error than trial. But hopefully this blog will help you avoid some of the mistakes I made when starting my own flower garden!
Hi, and welcome to my blog!
I’m so excited that you’re here.
Here, you’ll find the stories of my flower garden, which is high-maintenance.
I’ve tried a lot of things to make it easier for me to maintain. I’ll share what I’ve found works, and what doesn’t. I hope this is useful for you as well!
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably recently gotten a flower garden and have been trying to figure out how to care for it.
Flower gardens are special in that they require more attention than your average houseplant. They can be a lot of work, but they can also be so rewarding!
The first thing we recommend is investing in a few great tools. You’ll need gardening gloves, knee pads (even if you’re not gardening in the yard—you’ll want them when gardening on your balcony or patio), and a good watering hose.
Next, make sure you choose plants that are compatible with the space you’re working with. Obviously if you’re planting flowers in the ground outside, some plants won’t survive the winter or will die off during the summer months when it’s too hot. If you’re planting flowers on your patio, make sure you choose flowering plants that don’t require full sun (these will dry out and die too quickly).
Make sure to water your flowers regularly and to trim them when necessary. They’ll thank you for it by blooming beautifully!