Remodeling of miniature garden improves its appearance along with extending its lifetime. Also, with change in seasons, different plants survive accordingly and they have to be replaced based on varied conditions for making your miniature garden grow efficiently. |
Following are a few tips involved in remodeling/ renovating your existing miniature garden.
• Plan, design and gather the materials and tools that are required for remodeling. • Materials and tools such as garden clippers, a pair of scissors, sharp cutting knife, soft rag for cleaning out the containers and a garden fork for churning the soil has to be gathered. • Decorative items like pebbles, fairies, mini containers, miniature accessories, structures, gnomes, branches and twigs can be used for styling up the miniature garden.
Remove the dead plants
• Start pulling out the dead plants. Check for the growth of wild plants and the ones which that have to be pulled out. • Dead branches and foliage have to be trimmed off thoroughly. • The spent buds/ blossoms if present along with the new buds have to be cut down.
Churn up the top layer of soil and prune the dead branches
• The top layer of the soil has to be churned up by using a garden fork before layering it with new soil. • Organic matter and nutrients leaches out of containers much faster than they do in the ground. Hence every planting season the potting mix has to be replenished with potting soil comprising compost or manure and fillers to aid drainage. • Dead branches in the shrubs and trees have to be pruned up for making a way for them to grow.
Amend the soil
• Amend the soil to improve its texture. This plays a vital role in miniature gardening. • Organic potting soil that does not contain any fertilizer or any polymers should be considered because fresh potting soil contains enough nutrients for efficient growth of the plant and keeps them healthy for a couple of years. • Plants like conifers require a bit of air around their roots. Hence, effective drainage materials like perlite or vermiculite have to be added to the potting soil in case of their absence. • Consistent temperature and moisture content levels can be maintained by adding layers of mulch, which prevents weed growth.
Planting miniature flowers, trees, and shrubs
Plant up your garden with different types of flowers, trees, shrubs, succulents, ferns, etc., that contribute a fresh and appealing look.
Refreshing old accessories or replacing old accessories with new ones • Refresh the existing accessories or replace the old accessories with the new ones to make your miniature garden look new. • While planning to replace the old accessories, choose the new ones by keeping the theme in mind • If you want to refresh the existing accessories then below are few tips to make your old accessories look new >Spray UV protectant to protect them from extreme weather conditions and keep their colors safe during middle summer. >You can use an old tooth brush to clean up the existing accessories and give them a fresh look.
Remodeling your miniature garden by following the above mentioned tips and techniques give a gratifying and worthwhile experience to gardeners. Hope this article helps you in making an interesting miniature garden.
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