Try These Great Tips To Make Gardening Easier

The Complete Gardener: Great Gardening TipsOverview

As organic gardening and lifestyles are all the rage, the ideas become increasingly mainstream. Many people who choose to live this lifestyle grow their own plants and herbs, so they can benefit from them. Check out the helpful organic growth tricks listed below.

Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

Winterizing Tips

When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.

Weeding

Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly. White vinegar can be a good solution. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.

Protect Your Knees

Knee pads are a gardener’s friend when caring for plants low to the ground. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.

Fertilizer

Always fertilize your garden. Manure can help grow plants, but to eliminate risk of pathogens, try using a type of commercially composted product. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.

Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. These year-round berries will give the rest of your yard a much-needed pop of color, especially in the winter. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.

Give them a nutritious drink by using the water that you boiled your veggies in. You may add acidity to the soil of your rhododendrons and gardenias.

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is a safe hobby to share with your children. You can provide a good learning experience that your children can appreciate the more they learn on how to grow healthy produce.

Create a space perfect for any perennial garden with this easy method. Turn over the soil in your garden so it will be soft and easy to plant before spreading wood chips around your garden. After a few weeks, dig, then plant your perennials.

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Maintenance

Don’t let the chores for your organic garden pile up. While you may not be able to spend time in the garden on a daily basis, there are still many things you can do to keep things from snowballing out of control. For example, snatch out a weed or two whenever you pass by the garden, such as when you take your dog out for a potty break.

Raised Garden Bed

Greenland Gardener 8-Inch Raised Bed Double Garden Kit on AmazonCreate a raised bed for your garden out of stone, bricks or untreated wood. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Cypress, locust and cedar are all great examples of what woods to use when building a raised bed. It is particular important that you don’t use treated wood for vegetable beds, as the chemicals and toxins on the wood could leach into the soil and be absorbed by food plants. If you have some space treated wood, you can still use it, however, be sure to line it with some type of barrier like plastic sheeting.  Lifetime Products has also manufactured a great Lifetime raised garden bed.

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Certification

Certification is important in order to be considered a legitimate organic gardener. This will not only increase sales, but it will demonstrate to your customers that your products are legitimate and that you are doing what it takes to grow the best crops.

The more information you have on the subject of organic gardening, the more proficient you will become. There is a lot more to learn about organic gardening.

Gardening Equipment Storage

You may have a lot of equipment to store for your garden such as tools and fertilizers and so forth. We recommend several nice Lifetime garden sheds which are very aesthetically pleasing and will store your equipment nicely.

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3 thoughts on “Try These Great Tips To Make Gardening Easier

  1. val yenko

    As an avid gardener who is always asked questions about how to grow a better, more fruitful garden, I usually don’t know what to tell people. It’s hard to explain something that comes so naturally to me but your post does just that. I think I will refer people to you from now on for their gardening tips and advice! 🙂

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    1. Jonh

      If you have a used book store in your area stop in on a regular basis. I have purchased some of the best gardening/plant books I own, from stores like that.You will go in on one day and they may not have anything you can use but on another day you may find five books on your specific subject. I recently has looking for a few reference books on Orchid Culture and Hydroponics and found a better selection at a local used book store than they had at Barnes and Noble. I returned the books from Barnes and Noble and saved about $65. The three books I bought at the used book store cost me $21. The two books I purchased at Barnes and Noble were almost $90 with tax. Used book stores also carry overstocked books. Books that were printed for sale and never sold so they are new. Two of the books I purchased at the used book store were new, the third had belonged to someone at some point but was in new condition. They were also more than half the cost of the purchase price printed on the books by the publishers. Of course, the local library is a good source for reading and note taking but sometimes it’s nice to have a few reference books handy.

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