This article will give you a lot of tips that will help your garden be more of a success for your business, your family or for you. Here you will find out the basic equipment and general techniques that are used in gardening so that your efforts are effective and efficient.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least six hours of sun a day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Use a chicken tractor for fertilizing your garden project. Chicken tractors are chicken coops that can be moved from one place to another. They feature open floors and an area in which the chickens can be protected from the elements. This will allow chickens to eat the vegetation and the bugs, and deposit fertilizer at the same time. When finished with one section, the tractor can be moved a bit to fertilize the next area in your garden.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
Among the most effective of all horticulture techniques is mulching. Mulching also helps lessen water evaporation in your soil and it keeps the weeds away.
Make use of root cuttings to create many new plants. Cut roots in the winter when they’re dormant. Choose the thickest roots that have a good length and, using a sharp knife, remove them from the plant. Cut roots into lengths of two inches. First, fill up the seed tray using peat moss and then apply the roots. Cover this with a layer of planting soil. Wait a month after you put it in a colder place and you’ll get new seedlings. Then you can transplant the seedlings into separate pots with room to grow. In the spring, you can plant them outdoors.
It just requires some effort and a bit of learning on your part, and of course, a whole lot of patience. Once you see the garden you’ve created, you’ll know all your efforts were worthwhile.