There is a lot of information you must learn before taking your garden and turning it into a masterpiece. While having a garden is a ton of work, it is also a very rewarding experience. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making gardening more fun and less work!
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
There is no need to purchase a costly chemical if your plants develop powdery mildew. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.
Make sure to be weary of stink bugs whenever you garden, particularly during the fall months. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.
You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your garden will repel slugs. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
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.