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Tips And Tricks To Add A Garden To Your Yard
The addition of a garden to your landscape can be beneficial for both looks and purpose. Plant gorgeous, blooming flowers to give your home that extra bit of curb appeal, or have a garden full of nutritious vegetables and reduce costs at the grocery store. Of course, growing a garden does not happen overnight, and maintenance is always required to have your garden flourishing. No matter what the purpose of your garden may be, follow these tips and tricks and earn your green thumb!
1. Spray your shovel with a silicone lubricant to make it glide better! Shoveling can be hard on the back, wrists, and forearms. Make it easier by making your own non-stick shovel!
2. Try to water your garden in the morning. By watering in the morning, the plants will be plenty hydrated to take on the high heats of a summer day. It’s good to water when the heat is lower as the plants will be under less stress. However, you do not want to water to close to night time. If you cannot water in the morning, choose the early evening instead.
3. Tired of having so much dirt under your finger nails when you are done gardening? Gloves can be annoying and prevent you from getting a proper grip. If you prefer going bare hand, rub some bar soap across your fingernails before gardening and lock out the dirt!
4. If you are having problems with frost harming your plants overnight, use clay pots! These are the best type you can buy to prevent any type of cold damage.
5. Mix up a tablespoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of horticulture oil in a gallon of water and use it to help get rid of stubborn mildew problems.
6. Looking to add some life and color to your garden, but live in a very hot climate where a lot of plants aren’t thriving? Consider bulbs such as dahlias and gladioli. Although they do not do well in colder weather, they can keep your garden looking alive when the heat is daunting.
7. Understand which plants in your garden need the most water, and which ones need less. Overwatering can be harmful to certain plants. To make it easier, garden by separating plants based on how much water they need.
8. Be careful not to plant too deeply in the soil. Obviously you want to go far enough to where they can be rooted in, but if you plant too deeply they will not receive enough air to breathe and grow.
9. Do not think you have to over fertilize. By doing this, the plants will actually grow too fast. This may be nice at first, but it will result in your plants being more likely to catch disease, and also pollutes the soil with the abundance of chemicals. Slow and steady wins the race yet again!
Take your yard to the next level by adding in a flourishing garden. Get started today and use this page as your gardening guide!
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