Everybody loves a good and colorful garden. It’s a responsibility, like a pet, that needs taking care of. In order to have a nice and tidy garden you need to invest your time into making it that way. A flower won’t grow out of nowhere. It is time to get your hands dirty and make that garden a special place for and your family. Using these helpful tips and trick will make gardening a breeze. Be patient and constant and your garden will reward you with beautiful, brighter bloom and a richer harvest. No matter what kind of garden you have: rose, vegetable or weed garden these tips work and will save you lots of time. If you are a beginner then you will notice that gardening becomes easier every year, it’s a lovely habit.
1. Pot-in-Pot Gardening
If you don’t use the shovel method then use this one. It is a good way to manage seasonal flowers and you can change the look of your garden more often. Once your seasonal flowers are ready to retire, switch them with other ones. That simple.
2. Removing Salt On Clay Pots
If you hate when this happens then combine equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Spray it on the clay and scrub it with a plastic brush. Before planting anything else make sure the clay is perfectly dry.
3. Prevent Dirt Under Fingernails
One of the most annoying and not very good looking things is the dirt that sneaks under your nails while gardening. To prevent that scratch a soap, this way you will seal the under nails and prevent the dirt from collecting.
4. Give Your Garden A Calcium Boost
Grinned eggshells are great for the soil and the plants, as they contain a lot of calcium, phosphorus, sulfur and potassium. Simply grind some eggshells , using the blender or a grinding tool, and combine with the regular soil.
5. Keep Pets Away From Garden
Cats and dogs are wonderful, but they often times tend to go to places that they shouldn’t, like your lovely garden. Place plastic forks and spoons in your garden to prevent them from destroying your plants.
6. Retain Moisture With Diapers
Yes they can. Think about it. The diaper holds the water and keeps the plant moisturized. This specially goes to potted plants that need moisture all the time. Place the diaper on the bottom of the clay and put soil.
7. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt has many uses in gardening. The salt is rich with magnesium and sulfate which are crucial to plant life. If you want those tomatoes to grow big and round then use epsom salt and see the wonders.
8. Vegetable Cooking Water
If you have a garden, next time you are cooking vegetables don’t throw the water. The water contains lot’s of beneficial nutrients that your garden needs. Fertilize your garden with the water after it is cooled down.
9. Citrus Peel Seedling
Citrus peel has a lot of vitamins that will nourish the plant. It looks adorable and it will give you a healthy and good looking plant. Don’t forget to poke a hole at the bottom of the peel.
10. Leftover Coffee Grounds
Acidify the soil of plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, gardenias and blueberries using leftover coffee grounds. Use this method once a month to keep the pH of the soil acidic enough. Don’t over do it because some plants are acid-sensitive .