Ideas for any type of gardener
If you dream of having green, beautiful, and healthy plants in your very own garden, there are lots of things you should probably think about in order to achieve that goal. Even though horticulture takes effort, it is also loads of fun! The following hints and tips can reduce the effort and increase the fun!
When you are growing a garden, make sure you do not water your plants too much or too little. This is extremely important because you can cause root rot which will kill your garden, or you can dry your soil and plants from not enough water. Frequently check the moisture levels of the soil, and make adjustments accordingly.
Horticulture is a great activity to share with your children or other family members. Most children enjoy choosing the plants and flowers that will go in the garden. They love that they can get dirty and enjoy that they can do so with their parents.
Store autumn leaves in plastic bags for use as compost when you plant your garden. You can do this in the fall after you rake up all the leaves. Store the bagged leaves in a warm place. Once spring comes along, the leaves will make a perfect addition to your compost.
Do paperwork for your veggie garden! List out what it is you would like to grow this year, draw out your growing area and what to plant where. Consider such things like plant width and height, and how much sun and moisture are required.
Consider planting trees that produce attractive fruits in the fall. You normally think about the beautiful leaves in fall, but there are beautiful fruits too. Your berries will have a range of colors from deep reds to bright yellows, and will last well into winter, allowing your garden to remain colorful, and also providing food for birds. Some examples of colorful berries are holly, chokeberry, hawthorn and crabapple.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.