Gardening is a complex process. If you decide to go the natural route, you may have to know about things like the pH balance of soil and natural bug-fighting concoctions. However, growing organic food can be difficult for those who have not done it before. You can do it well by taking advantage of the advice that offered below.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. Sunny areas in the middle of shrubs and perennials can be filled in nicely with these plants. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Plan your garden, and plant with fall colors in mind. That doesn’t have to be, however. The foliage of autumn makes for perhaps the most colorful season of the year. Maple, beech, and dogwood display colors ranging from dark crimson to light yellow. There are practically as many types of shrubs chosen for their fall colors are there are gardeners! Barberry, hydrangea and cotoneaster are particularly popular choices.
Vegetables tend to soften during the hottest part of the day, which means they are easily damaged, even when handled with care. Be certain that you cut picked vegetables straight off from the vine itself and not by twisting them off, because you don’t want to harm the plant.
When gardening, protecting your knees is important. For most people, bending over while gardening is too difficult. Due to this, most people choose to garden while on their knees, which also makes it easier to tend to plants. You can pick up a knee pad for you to rest on so that your knees are at ease on the ground.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.