5 Tips to Make Gardening Easier
Ever want to start up a garden, but get overwhelmed by how much work it is? It is actually a doable thing for most people, and you can have the garden of your dreams without spending all day working on it! Just follow these 5 steps and you will be well on your way.
1. Work Smarter, not harder. Think about the tools you are using and look to see if there is a more efficient way to do the same thing. There are so many different types of gardening hand tools out there, and a simple shovel won’t work for everything. Decide what you need to do ahead of time, and get the right tool for it.
2. Water, water, water. Obviously, having a garden isn’t going to work out for you if it isn’t getting enough water. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to stand outside with the hose all day. Again, work smarter not harder. You will lighten your load if you can figure out a trenching system, sprinklers, or a certain watering schedule. You don’t want to water when the sun is at its highest because the water will simply evaporate. It will also help to add compost or mulch to your soil because it will help the plant retain the moisture.
3. Try compost! Gathering compost of your own is a lot easier than you’d think. Get a big plastic bin with a lid, poke holes in the top, and start collecting. There are lots of things to put in your compost, like egg shells, old leafy greens, coffee grounds, cut grass, moss, pine needles, dead leaves, etc. This gives your garden the nutrients it needs to keep growing. You will start to notice that you never have enough of this, so keep it in the back of your mind before you ever throw anything away.
4. Fertilizers make the difference. There are two types of fertilizers that make the biggest difference: seed meals and ground limestone. You can find different variations of these two types of fertilizers everywhere, and the nice thing about it is they are both extremely affordable. The seed meal helps to make sure that your plant is getting the nutrients it needs like nitrogen and other elements. The ground limestone has very similar effects, but they get the best effects when used together in a garden.
5. Pick your seeds wisely. Choosing heritage seeds for your garden will help to ensure that you actually grow something! On average, these types of plants end up with a yield that looks and tastes better. It is also convenient, because they are now selling hybrid seeds that are also resistant against more diseases or parasites. Check out your options at your local gardening store.
Follow these simple tips and remain attentive to the specific needs of your garden, and you will have a successful grow! For more information on seeds and other gardening options, click one of these 2 links to visit emergency preparedness websites who can help you grow more food.
Author Bio- Chett Wright loves the landscaping business and growing lots of fruits and vegetables in his own garden. He enjoys being self sufficient and teaching others how to do the same.