A garden is not just something you do to decorate. It is much more than just a creative hobby or pastime. Gardening can have a very calming effect, and can really slow life down a bit, allowing you to find your inner peace. Even better if you’re a good gardener, you can see tremendous effects.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
If your landscape includes low-growing plants, you should invest in a set of knee pads specifically designed for gardening. Spending lots of time on your knees while gardening can injure them and create lasting pain. Cushion your knees with a pair of gardening knee pads.
Use this article to revive your garden. You will be glad you did when your garden is full of thriving and blooming plants. Gardening can have profound effects within many areas of your life if you take the steps to embrace it. So grab your gardening gear, and get to work.