Gardening is a nice hobby and it gets you outside, burning calories, produces rewarding results. Whether you are looking to grow some delicious produce or beautiful flowers, these seven affordable gardening tips will help you to take care of your garden.
- Just Start Up Gardening
You can simply start a container garden anywhere you like, just make sure the soil is fertile and it is easy to prevent weeds. You will be more likely to follow through with your gardening if your container garden is near your back door or a window you use often. First start small, then work your way up to a bigger garden.
- Solid Soil and Dependable Drainage
You need to make sure your container has good soil and drainage. Composting is easy, just save your food waste, especially eggshells, coffee grinds, and apple cores. Creating good drainage is also very manageable. Ensure that your container garden has holes in the bottom, and then line the bottom of the container with a layer of rocks.
Some plants are shade plants, others need sun, and even some plants are partial shade or sun. You should not overlook that part of your plant’s description. Place your container garden on wheels or a trolley, so you can move it around in the event your selected spot does not get as much sunlight as you originally thought.
- Timing and Type
If you want to succeed with your gardening, you need to plant the right type of plants and at the right time. When you have confirmed that your plants will grow in your zone, make sure you plant them at the right time of year. Also check the seed’s information, it will likely be spring or summer.
- The Perfect Plants for Beginners
Some plants are known to be easier to grow than others. Easy to grow produces are tomatoes, peppers, onions, chard, basil, and bush beans. Easy to grow and maintain flowers include clematis (a vine), sunflowers, dahlias, foxglove, roses, petunia & black eyed susan’s.
- Watering is important
You need to give young plants plenty of water. On the other hand, always avoid wetting the plant’s leaves, because wet leaves can easily lead to mold, rot, and a sick plant. As your sprouts grow, you must give plants an inch of water per week. If you keep the garden close to your house, going outside to give your plants some water will be without any effort. Pay attention to yellow leaves that means too much water.
For outdoor cleaning, a pressure washer is fast and efficient and it uses less water than a garden hose. Pressure washers are portable and can run on either electricity or gas. The engine powers a water pump, which is fed by a garden hose. The unit pressurizes the water so it comes out with greater force than a garden hose alone could muster.
- Go Organic, Trim and Prune
Make organic choices with your soil, fertilizing, pest control, and even seed selection. Plants that are fertilized or treated with chemicals can become weak and prone to disease. Trimming and pruning your plants allows for increased air circulation and fewer leaves for you to spill water on.