If you want that green, lush garden, there are many things to do in order to get there. Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. Here are some tips for making it less work and more fun!
Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. You can label distances using a permanent marker. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You can also make an artificial area using only one type of soil.
If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. By amending your soils, you will help your plants grow and flourish.
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. The baby plants will also be stronger and will resist pests and disease better. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides in the garden. While broad-spectrum pesticides will kill most pests, they will also kill helpful insects. Since these pesticides often affect the good bugs more than the bad, using them can actually increase your pest problem. This ends up becoming a vicious cycle of increasing pesticide use.
Have one plant be the most interesting eye-grabber in your garden. Gardens are like art; you need to give the piece (or garden) an initial focal point. In most cases, an original plant makes a good focal point.
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.