How to care for a garden rockery


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The rockery is that space in the garden where we find plants, usually cacti and the like, that grow without problems in rocky or stony ground without problems. In fact, it is the perfect solution for those who have a piece of land - or a corner - where other types of plant beings could not develop.

But once done, what is the next step? That is, How to care for a garden rockery without destroying it? Let's find out 🙂.

Remove wild herbs


Wild herbs, if they can already be a serious enough problem in a garden, say, conventional, in a rockery they become potential enemies of the plants that form it, especially if we have cactus. From experience I can tell you that removing them when they grow together with them turns out to be a rather complicated task; in fact, if you're not careful, you could end up with more than one thorn in your hand.

To avoid this, it is very important to put a anti-weed mesh before planting the plants or right after, or go removing the herbs as soon as they go out.

Layer a layer of padding

Plants in a corner with gravel

Water is a vital element ... and also scarce in many parts of the world. In order to make better use of it, it is extremely necessary to do everything possible not to waste it. One of the most interesting measures is placing a layer of padding, either stones, clay, or similar.

Only in this way will we ensure that the earth remains moist for a little longer, which will help us to save on its consumption.

Water and fertilize the plants

Fertilize your plants with egg shells

Although we have chosen plants that, in principle, do not need a lot of water like the dimorphic libraries, The oleanders or gazania, you have to remember to water them regularly. How often? It will depend a lot on the climate and the location, as well as the plant in question. For example, ferns and tropical plants will have to be watered very often; Conversely, if we have chosen Mediterranean plants or plants from similar climates (laurel, rosemary, almond, etc.) we will have to water them less.

Likewise, we will have to pay them from spring to late summer with specific fertilizers, or with organic fertilizers such as vegetables that are no longer edible, tea bags, egg and banana shells, guano, among others.

With these tips we can enjoy our rockery. 🙂

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