Spice Up Your Garden With These Helpful Tips!
There are as many types of gardeners as gardens, but no matter what your gardening style is, there are certain things every park has in common and specific ideas will apply to all gardening. Here are some tips that are relevant to all gardeners and many types of gardens.
Don’t underestimate perennials in making your gardening life more comfortable. Tree and yard care services are needed in some areas year-round. Perennials will continue to come back every year and require minimal maintenance, such as weeding and fertilizing. You’ll save time by not having to plant and care for seedlings or starts. Different perennials will perform better in different climates, but sorrel greens and horseradish should work almost anywhere.
Pick your fruits and vegetables first thing in the morning. A morning harvest will ensure that your produce is holding the maximum amount of moisture. If you pick in the morning, this will give you a chance to eat those items that day, when they are their peak of freshness.
If you live in an area with clay soil, coat your shovel or gardening trowel with flour or car wax before you start digging your garden. This will prevent dirt from sticking to your shovel blade, making your work much more comfortable. It also lengthens the life of your shovel by preventing rust.
Avoid rose mildew. This fungus affects many types of roses, especially in wet weather, when days are warm and nights are cold. Small gray or white spots will appear on the plant, forming a felt-like down. Shoot tips are killed, and buds fail to open. Don’t plant roses close together – they need good air circulation to avoid mildew. Spray any affected plants with fungicidal soap.
Make sure you recycle your garden waste and organic kitchen waste to create compost for your garden. A compost heap makes an excellent soil conditioner. It can also save you a lot of money, as you won’t need to buy bags of expensive commercial compost or fertilizer to make your plants grow.
Grow from seeds. It is usually much cheaper in garden centers to purchase a packet of seeds than to buy the equivalent number of grown plants. Remember, if you sow some seeds before the summer, you can get a garden full of bright, colorful flowers for a low price.
Not only is gardening a great way to grow your food. You can grow apple mint to make a delicious tea or rhubarb stalk to make a tart alternative to lemonade. You should too can or freeze your berries and fruits to make them into soda, hard cider, or wines.
Any garden and gardener can benefit from these tips, whether your ideal garden is huge or tiny, whether you prefer flowers or vegetables, whether you like exotic plants or native plants. With this advice in your gardening tool shed, your gardening skills might improve so much that all your gardener friends will want to know your secrets.