Every gardener dreams of having a thriving garden. For some, this is a reality, for some it isn’t. If you want to achieve your dream of a beautiful garden, there are a few things to learn. Cultivating a garden is time consuming, but it is also rewarding. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making horticulture more fun and less work!
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. It’s a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. You will save time by not pulling weeds.
Wisely water your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Use a low water pressure to avoid damaging tender plants. You can take care of other tasks or just relax while your plants are automatically watered for an hour or so.
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.