A well-tended garden, complete with fragrant flowers and mouthwatering veggies, can quickly raise a house’s curb appeal. A spectacular display of plant life, on the other hand, is more difficult to achieve than it appears. Plants can be damaged or stunted by even the most experienced gardeners, even those who think they have the gift of a green thumb.
When it comes to your garden, there are a number of things you may not know that are wreaking havoc on your hard-earned plants.
1. When you use the Wrong Equipment
When shopping for gardening supplies, it’s easy to overlook the subtle differences in the equipment on the shelf at your local garden center. However, this oversight might have negative consequences for the health of your garden in the long run.
Owner Nick Crowley of The Wonderful Garden Company argues that improper tools could harm your plants. In his opinion, the best gardening tools are bronze or copper ones, because they are less harmful to your garden and provide numerous advantages. For example, bronze or copper tools help prevent plant infection and enrich your soil with trace elements while also deterring slugs and snails, ionizing surface water, and alkalizing the substrate.