The Hidden Truths About Gardening Year Round

There are many things to consider when striving for beautiful and healthy garden plants. Gardening takes a lot of effort, planning, time and work, but it can be a great deal of fun. The following paragraphs are going to give you ideas and insights that you can use to make gardening fun, instead of laborious.

Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. Save yourself the trouble of a failed crop by contacting your local Cooperative Extension to preform the soil test.

A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.

Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. It will also prevent weeds from growing. This will save you a ton of time and work.

Think about adding some berry-producing evergreens to your landscaping. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.

Any time that you are gardening in direct sunlight, dress appropriately to prevent skin damage. Pair sunglasses with wide-brimmed hats and a dab of sunblock. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.

To create an English garden, combine a lot of different plants in the same garden. Using plants that all grow the same height result in a flat and uniform looking bed.

Your children will enjoy the experience of working with you in the organic garden. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.

Think about planting everbearing strawberries in your garden, especially if you have small children. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.

Water containing some aspirin helps your plants fight illness. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Spray the plants with the aspirin water to assist plants in battling disease. The spray ought to be applied approximately every three weeks.

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.