You may enjoy gardening because it releases your stress. Or you may even generate a small income from your garden and appreciate the difference that makes to your quality of life. Whatever the reason, if you love gardening, we invite you to continue reading for ways to improve your garden with these easy gardening tips.
Improve Your Garden With These 5 Easy Gardening Tips
1. Invest in the right tools.
Why use a spade and take the time to make a large hole in your garden for a seed? The simple reason that people do this is that the garden has rocks in it and it’s not easy to make a small hole. However, if you invest in the latest rock augers you’ll find this is a thing of the past as you can make the perfect size hole. It’s faster and more efficient
In the same way, you should inspect all the tools in your garden arsenal and replace damaged ones as well as purchase additional ones that will make life easier. Having the right tools is essential if you want to get the most out of your garden.
2. Test the Soil.
Another way to improve your garden is to do a soil test. You can purchase a soil testing kit on Amazon. Once it arrives, simply follow the instructions with the kit and it will tell you what your soil is missing. You can then add the necessary nutrient or nutrients.
For example, if your soil is low on phosphorous then add bone meal to the soil. A lack of nitrogen means you need blood meal. Additionally, low rates of potassium is curable with wood ash.
In fact, even low magnesium is easily resolved by adding Epsom salts and low calcium by adding lime. The trickiest part is knowing how much to add before you do another soil test and establish the perfect nutritional soil for your plants. Doing so certainly helps them all grow better.
3. Hay and mulch.
It helps your soil to add a layer of hay or mulch on the top. Get old bales that the farmer no longer needs at a low cost to add moisture and nutrients to the soil. The advantage of using older bails as well is that any seeds in them can perish which prevents you from getting weeds instead of plants.
One of the toughest things for plants in the summer is when the moisture disappears. However, they still must drink. If you plan a simple irrigation system and install it in the winter, you easily give your plants the water they need.
It is best to use a pipe with tiny holes that allow water directly into the soil. This eliminates the chance of leaf burn from water heating up on the leaves of your plant.
5. Revise regularly.
Of course, the real secret to successfully improving your garden is to monitor it every year and make small changes. It may take a couple of years to reach perfection, but this approach is more likely to get you there. Making too many big changes can cause an array of other issues.
Here’s to your success with your garden. If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links to more interesting articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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