A garden offers much more than beautiful decoration. It isn’t only a pastime for hobbyists with a green thumb. It can bring you tranquility, peace, and a great appreciation for life. The effects can be especially profound if gardening is something you excel at.
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. When you finish this, you can plant!
Gather the information that you have learned here and create a wonderful garden that springs back to life. It is a decision you will not regret, especially when you see all your plants alive and blooming. If you start horticulture, it can really make a difference in your life, so start now!