Besides the aesthetic appeal that a garden gives to your home, it is also relaxing to be surrounded by beautiful plants. Regardless of how big your garden is, there are plenty of trees, plants, and shrubs that you can opt for. It depends on the soil in your garden, your personal taste, and the landscaping design. Although these are the most important things to consider when buying plants, there are several other things that should guide you.
· Go for a Strong Root System
As you go shopping for the plants. Health is paramount and this is something that must be maintained. The plants that you choose should have strong roots as this is what they use to get water and food. A tip-in determining whether the root system is healthy or not is checking if they are spread out. They should be spread out if they are healthy otherwise if they appear like they are intertwined, then you are buying an unhealthy plant.
· Take a Look at the Leaves
Brown, yellow, waxy and thin leaves are a sign of a problem. This indicates that they are not healthy probably due to a spider mite problem, have received too much water or none at all, there is pest infestation or they have some kind of infection. All these are signs of unhealthy plants which might affect the existing plants in the garden.
There are ways you can tell how healthy a plant is. The plants should not be thin, while the leaves should be bushy and thick. In addition to this, the leaves should be in their natural color depending on their species.
· Check for Pests and Diseases
The plants might look healthy but they have diseases and pests. By just looking at the plants from a distance, this will not give you the answer of whether they are infected or not. Most pests settle for the plant joints and leave underside. This requires you to take a closer look.
When you know how to tell whether a plant is healthy or not, your garden will be blossoming. It is frustrating to buy your favorite plants only for them to die several days later due to a problem they had from the one go. Ensure the leaves look brushy in their natural color, the roots are spread out and they do not have a pest infestation.