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Lawn Care Company Tips for healthy houseplants
Any lawn care company will tell you that caring for indoor plants is quite different from
the ones growing in your garden or lawn. One day they’re fine and the next they’re
dropping leaves and are infested. For their proper maintenance you should get the right
soil and fertilizer from a good land care company. These landscaping companies have
mostly everything you need for your indoor plants. So how can you take care of your
indoor plants properly?
You do need to pay attention to their basic needs, and take care of any pest problems
right away. Here are a few tips that can help you keep your plants healthy:
1.Know your plants
First and foremost, know your plant. All plants have specific needs of food,
water, soil, humidity and sunlight to survive. Make sure you choose
houseplants that will thrive on the conditions you can provide at your home.
Different plants have different sunlight requirements. Sunlight is measured
in these 3 ways – intensity, duration and quality. Always try to match your
indoor plants to the environmental condition of your region and your home.
You can accordingly keep the plants near the windows, in the doorway or
the patio. There are artificial light sources also, but nothing beats the natural
light of the sun.
3.Quality of potting soil.
Purchase proper potting soil from a lawn care company or nursery. The right soil
promotes healthy roots by providing a balance of proper moisture, aeration and
Just like sunlight, all plants have different water needs in different seasons.
Plants tend to need less water in winter than when they’re actively growing in
spring and summer. But there are some plants that grow better in winter and
their needs are accordingly different.
Also some plants need to dry out slightly between watering, some need to
stay moist at all the time, while some need to dry completely between
watering sessions. It’s best to observe them and also study their watering
needs before hand when you bring them home.
5.Fertilizing and controlling pests
Use of regular manure, fertilizers and pesticides is very important. Indoor
plants are comparatively delicate and less resistant to pest attack. Since
they are grown in pots, their capability of absorbing nutrients from earth
are also restricted. As a result, they must be regularly fertilized and
inspected for any infestation.
Common house plants dislike hot and
dry conditions. They’re more comfortable
in a cooler, more moist condition than is
typical in our homes. It’s advised to drop
the temperature of the thermostat by
about 8 to 10 degrees at night for better
growth. But again you should study your
plant’s needs first.
Indoor conditions can get dry and drafty due to the use of radiators. Keep your
plants away from heater vents, doorways and drafty windows. Increase humidity
by setting plants on trays filled with water and layered with small pebbles.
You can also place them in naturally humid areas like kitchens or bathrooms but
make sure they get adequate light and ventilation there.
Misting plants can also help increases humidity temporarily but it can also increase
chances for foliage diseases.
Dirty leaves block sunlight and harbor diseases and insects. Clean leaves by
wiping them with a moist cloth or you may also hose them off once in awhile.
Keep the temperature of the water lukewarm. Showering your plants will drain
down the dust and also reduce the insect population.
If you’re planning to re-pot your plant make sure to re-pot it in its growing
season. This helps its chances to grow better in new spacing and soil.
Keep the size no more than 2 inches larger than the existing pot unless the plant
needs a larger space than that.
While repotting use some part of old soil also as this will help your plant to
adjust in new growing environment sooner.
Indoor plants bring nature to your home. They give a touch of green and improve air
quality. Care for your plants properly and you’ll enjoy a healthy and beautiful home
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