How to Take Care of Outdoor Plants

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When growing plants outdoors, be sure to pay attention to each plant's condition requirements, such as the amount of sunlight and the quality of the soil. Plan out the various plants in a garden with helpful information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on outdoor plants.

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen from, and in this segment I am going to talk about how to take care of outdoor plants. Now there is millions of plants in the world that you can grow in your garden. You can have vegetables or fruits or flowers and there is some basic rules that you should follow. Basically most plants need some or a little bit of filtered light so when you're planting your garden you want to make sure that if it's a sun plant you put it in a sunny spot, if it's a shade plant you put it in a shady spot and as you can see too if a plant is really reaching for the sun like these Agapanthus or Lily of the Nile are reaching for the sun. It is very sunny here but it's shady back there so move them more into the sunnier spot because these are really reaching. The lilies are reaching too but even if they're reaching they're still beautiful and gardening is about change and nothing stays the same so you always want to plant your plants in groups of three or more too and keep them in groups. You don't want to keep them all by themselves but remember they will multiply over the years and it's about change and I'm constantly going through and whacking things out. So when you have your outdoor garden like these Irises are done blooming, they're starting to turn brown I just trim them all the way down or half way down and then I'm constantly removing different weeds and anything that's dying out, just constantly changing and this tree too has kind of gotten a little medusa like, I'm just constantly trimming and cleaning things out and I'll do it every couple weeks. Just go through and clean it up, add a little bit more soil, some nice potting soil or compost on the top every few months just to give it some nice lush look, clean look again and I have found that I can keep my outdoor garden looking good year round that way.


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