If you want that green, lush garden, there are many things to do in order to get there. Horticulture does require labor and effort, but at the same time, horticulture can also be fun. The following hints and tips can reduce the effort and increase the fun!
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
Being a novice gardener, you should ensure that you follow the directions carefully for tool and chemical use. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Following instructions for the use of harsh chemicals can keep you safe from serious injury.
Get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool to work in your garden. Horticulture can be very tough on your knees, so a kneeling stool that is ergonomic and lightweight can make things much more comfortable and enjoyable. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
When horticulture, try not to use broad-spectrum pesticides. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to toxic pesticides than their annoying counterparts, so a broad-spectrum pesticide could kill all of the good bugs first, allowing the population of bad pests to multiply. In the end, you may resort to using even more pesticides in order to erase the problem.
When landscaping and horticulture in autumn, choose plants and trees with vibrant colors. This does not have to be so. When it comes to brightly colored foliage, fall is an amazing time of year. Maple, beech, and dogwood trees are many colors in the fall, from yellow to a deeper crimson. Also, when considering shrubs, try using cotoneaster, hydrangea, or barberry.
If you want to draw advantageous insects to your garden, plant some heather. Bees are naturally attracted to heather for its nectar. It is common to find all types of insects inside of an undisturbed heather bed. If you do have to tend to your heather, wear gloves in case you accidentally annoy one of the residents!
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Little ones will be more likely to help when they can enjoy the fun of harvesting their own fruit.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.