Gardening is exciting, as it is your own patch to nurture and connect with nature. Having a well-kept and maintained garden ensures that it is safe for everyone, be it at home, or in the community.
Read on to find out how you can maintain a safe and enjoyable garden for all!
Good Corridor Gardening Practices
As common corridors are communal places, it is important to adopt good gardening etiquette and observe all regulatory requirements for fire and safety access by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Town Councils and relevant stakeholders so that your gardens would be a delightful place for you and your neighbours to enjoy.
This guide provides good gardening tips and practices for you to embark on your corridor gardening journey. Starting your small garden along corridors requires the use of proper planters, trellises and racks that are safe and durable. Get a good understanding of the growing conditions and suitable plants that will grow well along the corridors.
[Reminder: Before starting your corridor garden, do remember to seek the support from the various stakeholders, such as your resident’s network/committee, town council, next-door-neighbours, etc., for the use of the common corridor spaces.]
Gardening Practices to Prevent Mosquito Breeding
General Housekeeping Tips
- Check areas for stagnant water in the garden frequently
Stagnant water may accumulate at various spots in the garden, such as pots, dishes, pails, drains and even in plants! Check areas in the garden that may collect stagnant water to prevent mosquito breeding
- Remove stagnant water in pot dishes and scrub the inner surfaces
Remove stagnant water that accumulates in pots, dishes and containers regularly. Scrub the inner surfaces of these items to remove any mosquito eggs that may stick to them.
- Store items that collect water properly
Keep unused pots, dishes, pails and containers in a dry, sheltered area to prevent water from accumulating in them.
- Loosen clayey soil to allow water seepage
The surface of clayey soil can become dry and compacted over time, so water may collect on the surface. This is not good for plants because the water does not reach the roots, and it can also create conditions for mosquitoes to breed. Use a fork or trowel to loosen the soil regularly.
- Clear fallen leaves from the ground and drains
Clear fallen leaves as they can collect water and clog up drains. You can break the fallen leaves into smaller pieces to use as mulch for plants or dispose of them in bags. Check and clear the drains regularly to prevent debris and water from accumulating
Maintaining a Mosquito-free Garden
Good Horticulture Practices
Upkeep Your Garden
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