Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to grow the best and healthiest plants, vegetables and fruits? These simple and easy to follow do it yourself (DIY) tips will explain how to grow the perfect garden!
For numerous home owners and gardening enthusiasts the act of gardening is more of a passion than a hobby. Gardening is a relaxing past time activity that produces fruits and vegetables for gardeners to enjoy. There is nothing more satisfying than enjoying the fruits of our labor. Gardening has been known to release stress and tension and relax the mind. Some people have green thumbs and are naturals at growing luscious gardens that make others envious; however, using some simple gardening tips will help you achieve great gardening success and take the pleasure of gardening to higher and greener pastures. These are some easy to follow and very useful tips to achieve success in gardening whether it be with growing a traditional or organic garden.
Tip: Be Comfortable in the Garden
When landscaping and gardening you are working outside in the elements. The ground can be hard and the sun can be hot. Remember to make sure you have a water bottle with you and invest in some good knee pads and gardening gloves. Most of these supplies can be purchased online or from a local garden supply company. Knee pads and gloves are one of the gardening tools that will be used the most and keep your body from experiencing unnecessary scrapes, pricks, or aches.
Tip: Keep your Eyes on the Fruits of your Gardening Labor
You will be eating the greens you grow so it is important to make sure they are well taken care of and not neglected. It is easy to be a weekend gardener but through the week on a daily basis you will want to inspect your garden to make sure everything is growing nicely. Look for pests and worms that want to rob you of your goods and signs that you may need to provide some water or remove dying or damaged leaves and plants. Also, after you harvest your green crop remember to wash your fruits and vegetables before cooking or consuming them. Home grown foods from the garden can be a good source of nutrition for the family.
Tip: No Snails Allowed in the Garden
Snails may infest your garden and if this is the case upside down flower pots may be a quick home remedy. Place the upside down flower pots near the snail infestation and snails may go inside for the shade and to escape the heat. These snails may get stuck and you can remove them from your garden. This is considered a good method to help keep your garden free from pesky snail inhabitants.
Tip: Watering the Garden Soil
Experts recommend about 1 inch of water should be used weekly on your garden, for the typical home garden. If you have a farm or a very large garden then you will need to use more water. Keep an eye on your plants and make sure they look healthy. Good watering will help your plants develop a rooting system deep into the ground. Sprinkling water or showers will promote a shallow development of roots which is not as healthy as a deep root system because of drought and dry surface ground. Mulch, peat moss and compost will help you keep your garden soil rich in nutrients to grow a lush green garden. An investment in a mulch catchers or a compost bin may save you money and help you produce delicious vegetables.
Tip: Keep Gardening Simple
Keep gardening simple until you get the hang of it. Try to avoid over-planting because it will quickly turn your relaxing hobby into a full time job. The less you know, the more time it will take you. After experience you will be able to do more in the garden and plant more and more difficult types of vegetables. Remember that bigger gardens will take more time and may grow more weeds too. This is a trade off many landscapers and gardeners consider.
Tip: Some Plants like the Sun others Love Shade
Some plants like to be planted in direct sunlight and others need more shade. Plants and seeds cost money so make sure you do some research to ensure you plant them in the proper conditions for optimal growth and health. The worst thing for a gardener is to buy plants, invest time into growing them, and then have them die because they are planted in too much or too little sunlight.
Tip: Keep out of the Weeds
Most gardeners and landscapers dread the weeds that at times can overtake their garden and harm or kill their beloved plants. Freeing a garden or lawn from weeds can take a good amount of effort, time and labour. Using weed killer may be a good remedy to rid your Garden of weeds but picking them out of your Garden as you spot them under your watchful eye may be better and a more natural way over using chemicals. Homemade weed killers comprised of water and vinegar may be a good and all natural solution to help your fight against garden weeds. If you do use chemicals make sure they are safe for you and your vegetables before using them. Safety should always be a first priority when growing and consuming garden vegetables and fruits.
The Joy of Gardening
Gardening and landscaping is a relaxing hobby enjoyed by many people, homeowners and enthusiasts. It can be a very rewarding experience for many families and home owners. There are many great gardening books to deepen your knowledge but these tips will help you in your path to obtaining a green thumb and growing a green luscious garden. Growing your own vegetables and enjoying them with your friends and family is rewarding. Become a great gardener, grow the perfect garden, and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables produced by your labour!
Learning how to grow the perfect garden can be a simple process for many people. Following these do it yourself (DIY) tips will help you to achieve your gardening goals and grow healthy plants, vegetables and fruits in your garden.