Basics Of Gardening

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Gardening in and of itself is an art form. And the art of fine gardening is just that, an art. Fine gardening may mean many things to many people, but to me fine gardening means more than just a garden. It encompasses all that’s good and graceful in gardening and combines them to make one garden that is the epitome of all your dreams.

My enjoyment of fine gardening comes not only from the finished garden but from the endless hours that I spend designing and planning the actual garden, from the moment I first have the germ of an idea, to the moment I place the last sapling, and plant the last flower. All I want, all that I can be, should show through when first a person steps into this land of fine gardening, a place of peace and calm where a person can meditate on the finer things in life.

Therefore, a water feature, ideally one that will make a continuously soothing gurgle, with a small stepping-type of waterfall-cum-pond, placed on lovely slabs of flat rock with a hint of moss growing on it. A nice water lily or lotus to give off a contrasting color, and perhaps a fish or two. A few ferns and leafy rain-forest type plants placed around the pond, and I’m finished with this stage of my fine gardening.

Ideally I would love a big tree to stand in a corner of the garden, with a luscious velvety dark brown trunk that I can just about span with my arms, overflowing with vibrant green leaves spilling onto the ground in heedless abandon. Since I might not always get what I want, I’ll settle instead for a few saplings that will one day fulfil my wish.

Since green is my target for the moment, I’d also see about laying a lovely shady lawn that you can sink your bare feet into when taking a turn about your garden.

I love the idea of a Zen garden, but prefer colors and lots of plants, so I would incorporate this feature into my fine gardening efforts by placing a path, naturally made out of rough hewn stone, zigzagging in a leisurely course through the garden.

And to finish it all off I’d have a little alcove, unseen from afar, that afforded the curious visitor a wide-angled view of the whole garden, with a sun shade, and a low-lying bench with a few plump cushions strewn carelessly about, and all of it surrounded by a profusion of welcoming flowers.

In the distance I would set about placing a few boulders, pleasing in stature and color to the eye, surrounded perhaps by a few flowers.

And amidst all this fine splendor I would walk amongst my heartfelt efforts of fine gardening and sigh in satisfaction and peace. For what more is there to gardening, than the art of fine gardening.

Tips and Tricks for Gardening

gardening-tips-for-beginners-770x433It’s always fun to do gardening when you are passionate about it. But no matter how exciting it is to learn how to do it the best way, there should and will always be a room for learning. Not every gardener started out an expert. Most, if not all, start up a garden without a lot of experience. In other instances, it might not be their first. But if you are new to this stuff, it is only right for you to learn the tips and tricks for gardening.

Here are some of the facts that you need to learn in order to make your gardening less hard than it should be:

Removing Salt Deposits

This is something that is experienced in many circumstances in gardening. The best way to remove this is by combining equal amounts of white vinegar with rubbing alcohol as well as water. Mix them together and put them in a bottle or spray bottle as desired. Grab a plastic brush then scrub the mixture onto the pot. After that, make sure that they are dry enough before you plant on them again to avoid any problems on the plant’s well being.

Avoiding Dirt under Your Fingernails

One of the most annoying things when you’re planting in your garden is when dirt gets under your nails. This is definitely avoidable! All you need to do is get a bar of soap and use it to draw your fingernails across. You will be surprised to see how they could seal under your nails and the dirt won’t be able to get through them. When removing, make sure to use a nailbrush as it could be incompletely remove if you just splash it with water.

Making Use of Your Leftover Tea

There are acid loving plants that need some acid loving! Don’t put to waste your leftover tea or even coffee grounds. They are a big help to those kinds of plants. All you need to do is to sprinkle them lightly once every month. Make sure they don’t exceed from one-quarter of an inch. This will keep your plants healthy and well. This will also give them a balanced pH.

Drying Herbs with a Newspaper

One of the best ways to quickly dry your herbal plants is to place a newspaper on your car seat and arrange them. Place them by single layers and make sure that your car’s doors are closed and the windows are rolled up. That will get them all dry very quickly.

Vegetable Soup Showers

Ever heard of showering your leftover veggie soup onto your plants? Try it and you will see that your plants will like it. Instead of throwing them away and wasting them, make sure that you dump them onto your garden plants. They respond very well to it.

Each of these tips and tricks may not be as common as the rest but they definitely work very well. Just take time in doing it

Creative Gardening Tips

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Gardens are naturally beautiful, most people would say. That could be true on the side of its natural beauty but when it comes to really bringing out the best of the garden you’ve worked hard for; it takes some creativity to do that. There are many basic ways that you can do in order to make your garden look at its best. However, basic stuff will always be basic! What you need is to have very creative ideas on how to beautify your garden that are at the same time easy to follow.

Here are some gardening tips on how to make your garden appealing:

FOR SMALL AREAS

If you have a small area you can make use of beautifully shaped pots (rounded or square type) that are made from plastic or rubber. Just select the right size that will fit several plants you are going to use. Plant your seed on the pot with mixed loom soil and compost. In order for it to accommodate your little space you can use nylon to hang some plants that don’t grow higher. Be sure to not hang them too high so it will be easy for you to water them.  You also can put  other plants flat on the ground or make some improvements by arranging them into shapes like round, square, S or triangle or you can arrange them by pairs of two or three. Some gardeners hang their plants on tree branches; others put them on stands made of bamboo, stones and wood.

FOR LARGE AREAS

For large areas you can arrange them by making plots of the same size. Be sure to dig deep on the edges of the plot so the rain won’t stick on your plants to avoid being rotten. Do not mix plants that are crippling type to small plants as it might choke them resulting to withering and cause them to bear no fruit. You can also make a pathway with small pebbles between the two or three groups of plot for easy watering. This can avoid it to be muddy during winter seasons. Decorate it with different sizes, color or shape of stones on each side so your pathway will not be eroded.

DO SOME LANDSCAPING

You can also design landscaping. Put your plant in pots and fill the vacant areas that were not planted with nice types of healthy grass as you desire. As soon as this grass will grow make sure to trim them evenly. You can also plant in other pots that produce attractive flowers. They will look very nice especially those types of plants that has colors variations.

There are lots of ways in making our garden attractive by being creative. While additional expenditure is needed it gives enjoyment and pleasure to our eyes and definitely helps ease us from long days of hard work. It’s like having a fine getaway from our worries and anxieties in life.

Beginners Tips for Gardening

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One of the most enjoyable things that a person could ever do is gardening. It’s great to see when your plants are growing well and healthy. How does gardening give you benefits? Well it’s simple! This is one way of keeping your family to eat safe, clean and fresh fruits as well as veggies right from your very own backyard. You don’t need to spend time and money to go to the market anymore for them. There are a couple of things that you need to do in order to know how to let your plants grow healthy and have the benefit to not need to pay for your own nutritious consumption.

TIP #1- CHOOSING YOUR SOIL

Choosing the soil to be used is one of the most important factors that will help our plants to grow healthy. Plants love loom soil. Too sandy soil is not good because it easily gets dry especially during hot season. On the other hand, if you are going to resort for a too muddy soil it will also cause your plants to be rotten. If you desire to use an already mixed soil, you can buy it online especially if you cannot make your own compost or find a loom soil in your backyard.

TIP #2- KNOWING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS

There are several varieties of plants that we can grow in our own backyard. But before you plant each one of them, be sure to read the instructions on the seed pack on how to plant it, the weather condition of when to plant them and the best season that is suitable for each one of them.

TIP #3-FERTILIZATION

Most gardeners prefer commercial fertilizers that are often sold in gardening stores for their garden especially when their area or garden lot is big. But many backyard gardeners on the other hand, prefer organic fertilizers which are safer to use than commercial. But for small scale gardens composting are the most applied way to fertilize your plants. Not only to save money it can also help also make our surroundings clean by collecting dried leaves, shredded papers, fruit skins and leftovers and put it in a pit on the ground. You also have the option to use a container with a hole at the lower front to make an outlet and to discard the materials when it is ready for use.

TIP #4- WATERING

Plants really need water. Lack of water decreases the ability of your plants and crops to bear fruit or to produce green leaves. At times especially when it is hot your plants need more water to avoid dryness of the soil. The best time to water your plants is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. It is also good to observe your plants and place a cover above it or put it under the shed to avoid being hit directly by the intense summer sunlight. This will help them avoid drying up from too much heat.

Gardening Tips for Beginners

Gardening+(1)Gardening is one of the best things that you could ever do in life most especially when you live in the countryside. It’s like doing yourself a huge favor. It makes your life easier and helps you save rather than spend more because they’re overpriced.

Gardening for the first time is not as easy as it sounds. You would have to start learning the basics and go from there. If you don’t know exactly where to start, here are some tips that would perfectly be helpful for you:

Tip #1: Learn To Make Compost

When all the leaves leave their trees and scatter freely on the ground, don’t take it as a sign that you should say hello to the garbage bin. Learn to compost! It’s always the best way to get rid of things like that in your garden most especially if you don’t have a lot of space.

Tip #2: Feed The Soil, Not The Plants

Your plants’ well being does not depend on what you “feed” it but what you feed its soil. If you keep the soil healthy and free from any problems, you can be sure that your plant will be as well. Of course this means that the root should be healthy too. Your plants’ roots will only be healthy if your soil is in a very good health condition as well.

Tip #3: Use Wide Beds for Planting Crops

Wide beds are a great advantage when planting your crops. They help you save water when planting and lessens weeding. It also enables the compost to give a lot of benefit to the area where it should as time goes by and as the organic matter layers pile up.

Tip #4: Study Gardening Tips and Apply Step by Step

It’s not going to be as quick as magic when you learn things for the first time. It will always take a bit of a time if not more to learn what to do with them. Surf through any kind of resources where you could get tips and tricks on how to make your garden as best as it can possibly be. Take it one step at a time in applying these as doing them altogether may have its downsides.

Tip #5: Share It With Others

Even if your garden is just fresh and new, that doesn’t mean you have to hide it from the eyes of other people. Share about it! Let others come see it especially those who have a well grown garden. Ask them for advice, share your experience with them. It’s good to get your garden be known for you to gather information as well as being able to share them with those who may possibly buy some plants if you do sell in the future.

It’s not too hard to learn gardening when you have the determination and willingness to learn. It’s something that needs a lot of patience and endurance. Once you know what to do, the rest will be easier for you.