If you have been dreaming of beautiful, healthy, green plants in a garden that you have cultivated, there are many things to consider so you can achieve that goal. The hard work involved in gardening is usually offset by the fun and enjoyment it can offer. Here are some tips for making it less work and more fun!
If you want to replant the lawn surrounding your garden you may be able to use St Augustine grass seed with success.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
Every good gardener knows when the best time is to begin harvesting one vegetable or the other. Each type of produce has unique time frames for harvesting at the peak of flavor. Harvesting zucchini is best done when they are small and baby peas should be harvested when they are young. Tomatoes, however, should be plucked from the vine the moment they appear ripe. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it’s advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
Don’t use pesticides that aren’t meant to kill specific types of garden pests. These pesticides can kill the useful insects that work as predators to pests. Beneficial bugs usually have more sensitivity towards pesticides than bad ones. Therefore, if the number of beneficial bugs drops, the problem with pests can get bigger. This can cause you to use an additional amount of pesticides in order to attempt to fix this problem.
Laying mulch is a wonderful way to keep your garden vibrant. Mulching also decreases water evaporation rates in the soil and helps keep out the weeds.
Use the knowledge you have gained here to resuscitate your garden today. You’ll be glad you did when you see your plants alive and blooming. If you start gardening, it can really make a difference in your life, so start now!