Whether this is your first time attempting to create a beautiful garden or you’re just looking to buy some new plants to liven up the garden you currently have, you are obviously going to want to keep your plants as healthy as possible. To make sure they stay healthy, you should consider a few things. Let’s take a look at how to select the right plants for your garden.
How to Find the Right Plants for Your Garden
- Figure out which trees, shrubs, vegetables, perennials, annuals and herbs are facing pest problems in your area. Then find out which pests are causing all of the problems.
- Do a little research before you go shopping for the plants. Plants labels aren’t going to tell you how to avoid disease and insects, so you should consult extension agents, online resources, and books to figure these things out for each plant you purchase.
- Consult local extension specialists and trusted nurserymen to find out which plants are prone to pests and disease in your area. This can differ from area to area, it just depends on your location in the country.
- If you can’t find resistant cultivars, consider another species. Many trees and shrubs can thrive is tough environments that other plants may not be able to survive in.
- Remember that if a plant is stressed for any reason, whether it is incompatible soil or light conditions, too much or too little water, it’s going to be vulnerable for infestation or disease. However, there are some plants that are known to be affected by pests often, in which case they will need extra coddling.
Once you’ve purchased your new plants, if they end up infected by disease or pests despite your efforts to keep them healthy, you can use an insecticide or fungicide, such as Pure 3-Way, to nurse your plants back to health in a natural way that won’t harm your plants any further.