There are many factors involved to achieve the lush and beautiful garden you have always wanted. While having a garden is a ton of work, it is also a very rewarding experience. This advice will assist with increasing the fun and decreasing the work.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. The period between plantings will also be shorter. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Plant vegetables and flowers that are native to your local area. These plants will grow better with less work than plants that are not native. Also, native plants won’t require much extra watering, as they will generally adapt to the amount of rain typical to that area. This will also reduce your need for pesticides and fertilizers, since the plants will be able to handle the soil and pests in your area.
Collecting and preserving autumn leaves is a fun gardening project, especially for the kids. Generations of kids have used the “wax paper method” to preserve fall leaves at peak color – with a little help from Mom. Just select colorful thin leaves that don’t have a high water content and place them between two sheets of wax paper. Place a cloth – like an old tea towel – on top of the waxed paper “sandwich” and have Mom slowly run a hot iron (no steam) across the cloth. Peek underneath to see if the wax paper is melting and bear down hard to get a good seal. The wax paper may seem cloudy while it is warm, but it should dry clear as it cools. Enjoy your pretty display of colorful leaves!
A great tip to consider when gardening is to always keep your hose wound up. This is important because you want to keep it out of the way and safely stored. Otherwise you may end up with kinks that will eventually turn into leaks. You also do not want to trip over your your hose.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.