Gardening not only benefits you physically and emotionally, it can also feed your family and drive a business. You can have a good idea on what you need, this way you aren’t spending money on equipment you do not need, or on seeds that will not work in your environment.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.
All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. When you can eliminate excess alkaline from the soil, it makes what you are growing much healthier. This means your veggies will taste better, and your flowers will be more vibrant than ever.
Creating a beautiful garden takes a little research, the right equipment, and enough time to enjoy tending it. Once you see the literal fruits of your labors, the time and effort you’ve invested will seem worthwhile.