Proper Plant Care
Deadheading is essential if you want to have constant blooms and a beautiful plant. Below shows how to properly deadhead your plant:
How do I properly water my garden plants?
Figuring out how to properly water your plants can be hard at first, especially if its your first time to set up a garden. Do not worry! Below are a few tips to help: (These tips are helpful for smaller plants that need to be established in the soil)
- We recommend when you first put your new plant into the ground you give it a HEAVY soak. You will not have to do this again, this ensures that your plant will start off with a good amount of water
- Watering afterwards depends on the area you have your plant. Shady area? You will not have to water as much since the sun will not evaporate the soil as quickly. Sunny area? You might have to water more often since the heat and sun will cause the soil to dry faster.
- Observe your soil before watering (this is essential for small plants that have not yet established) Check the soil with your finger, if its wet leave until its damp/dry to water.
- Watch how your plant is reacting to your watering.
- Wilting plant? You may not have been watering enough. OR it could be too much water. If your plant seems like its taking too long to establish make sure to monitor your watering (fertilization and having the correct soil is also essential - keep reading for proper soil information)
- Once your plant is established, showing new growth and has become bigger, you will not have to water as much. A majority of our plants (once established) will not take a lot of water and are great in the heat!
Proper soil for my garden
If you are first starting your garden you will need to make sure your soil will help your plants growth. Before you come to grab your plants check out your soil so you know if its ready to be planted it
How do I check my soil?
Most of the people that we talk to here at Canyon's Edge have the same problem "My soil is pure clay! How do I fix this?!" Thankfully it can be very easy to fix soil that is mostly clay (Sandy soil can also be an issue that we will address as well)
If you have no clue what your soil type is we recommend that you take a shovel out in your desired area and start digging! If its hard to dig into your dirt (wet or dry) you most likely have clay dirt. If its easy to move the dirt around you might have more sandy soil.
"If I just leave the soil as is will that be okay?" If you have clay soil and decide to leave as is you have a high chance of your plant not growing properly.
What can I use to help my soil in my garden?
We have a variety of soils amendments you can choose from!
Click on PRODUCTS (top of page) and click SOIL, this will show you a list of different Soil Mender products that we carry. Scrolling through our selection you can click and see what soil will best suit your needs in your particular area or what type of plants you will be growing.
Canyon's Edge Employees can also help you find the right soil if you come down to our Canyon location!
Once you have your soil you can start mixing it into your dirt. Till your soil as deep as possible 8-12" (this will help your root growth the farther you dig) turn over the soil while you dig. Add your Soil Mender products while you till. Adding Plant food like YUM YUM MIX can also be very helpful for your plants growth!
Here at Canyon's Edge we strive to help our customers have the best growing experience. If you need help with your garden beds come on down to our Canyon Location to speak with a Canyon's Edge Employee!