Gardening is not just scattering your seeds into the wind. Just like everything, gardening too has a perfect way to be done. If you’re taking too much time and effort and not getting proper output then you are doing something wrong. Gardening properly and correctly is extremely essential for a healthy harvest.
Here are some of our easy and quick garden makeover tips that will make your life easy!
What else can be more thrilling than sowing tiny seeds into the soil and watching them grow and pop up out of the soil as small seedlings in a few days. Seed starting is also a great way to engage your little kids into gardening. This method is so easy that all you need is potting soil for the plant to grow, a vessel (or you can also use the ground), water, and seeds. Seed starting is also an extremely cheap way of gardening.
If you add a thick layer of Mulch around the garden plants and landscaping shrubs and trees then it’ll take almost no time in weeding. So, this makes it an easy labor-saving gardening tip. You can use whatever mulch you prefer or whatever is available to you, it can be shredded cedar bark, pine needles, grass crippling, gravel or even stone. You just need to have a spreadable medium to place around the plants in your landscape or garden. If you made the mulches from plant material (like bark or needles or crippling) then you will have to replace it every couple of years as they might break easily.
Planting normal flowers and herbs is just fine for gardening but you can take it to the next level by plating fragrant flowers instead. This way you can greet people with a beautiful view of the flowers along with a beautiful fragrance. The most common fragrant perennial flowers you can use for your garden are peonies, lilacs, and roses. Tropical vines such as jasmine can also add fragrance.
You can include a lush feeling of the tropics to yards and porches with the leafy, tropical foliage plants. By planting palms, Dracaena, and Sansevieria you can provide an instant jungle ambiance to the outdoor dining or seating place. You can enjoy them all the summer and then bring them into the house and place in every room. Placing foliage plants will also clean and purify the air inside your house.
Even if you do not have any room for a vegetable, just a simple container on a patio will provide you a spot to grow a lush herb garden that will offer all the flavors around the world at your fingertips. You can also try to combine three herbs in a container that would reflect your cooking tastes. For example, for Mediterranean you can use basil, thyme, and oregano; for Asia you can use Cilantro, lemongrass, and Thai basil; for French you can use parsley, tarragon or rosemary.
Make a plan and survey your garden before working:
Try to take at least 5 minutes of your day to walk through the garden, this way you can keep an eye on the insect pests or disease and treat them before it becomes too big of a deal. Also, while strolling through the garden you can remove the faded blooms; this helps plants to produce more flowers.
If you have watercress with the roots still attached then you can cut off the watercress part and then plant it in your garden. After a few days of watering, it will grow back. Any steam or pond is not required, you can do it anywhere.
Like eating bananas? then here is an amazing tip with banana peels. Put banana peels under the rose bushes in your garden; they love potassium. There is no need to bury the peels too deep just wipe away the dirt and leaves and throw down the peel and cover it back.
Plant the Natives:
The native perennials are the species that are already adapted to the soil, climate and rainfall in your area. These plants require less care than other perennials and will often do better than other types as they evolve in the area where you plant them.
If you are looking forward to mowing less and enjoy the landscape more, a gardening tip is to remove the turfs in areas that it is struggling and replace them with perennial groundcovers. The areas which are shadier like the areas below trees with shallow root can be planted with a lush assortment of ground covers like Pachysandra, Ajuga, and Vinca. This tip solves lawn problems.
Imagine if you could step out of the door and find fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs from your front or backyard, how wonderful would that be? You can do that with this tip: All you have to do is add a variety of beautiful edible plants.
- You can use coffee grounds or aluminum powder sprinkled on the roots of hydrangeas plants to make the flowers blue in color. You can use the Tea bags like coffee grounds.
- You can bury the tea bags in whole, cut them open and sprinkle them over the soil near the plants, or use them as intact to line the top potted plants just under the soil to help retain moisture and provide them an energy boost.
- Add a nice extra room to your home space by including a garden room like these from Quick Garden.
- After buying some fresh tomatoes from a farmer you can plant an entire tomato in your garden to start your own plants.
- An environment-friendly tip here! You can replace sprayer heads with drip emitter to save water in your sprinkler system.
- If you want to get rid of aphids, use 2 teaspoons of dish soap mixed inside a bottle of warm water. Just spraying the liquid directly on the insects and the infected plant will do the work.
- If you want to keep snails and slugs to stay away from your plants then use a deep saucer or a pie tin full of beer and place it in the garden. It will attract the snails and slugs away from your plants.
- Use cayenne and garlic in sprays to deter leaf-munching pests. Sprinkle cayenne on the ground near plants to keep cats, dogs, and other mammals away from your garden. Do not forget to re-apply them after it rains.
- You can use Marigolds. They are easy to grow, pretty to look at, and they also keep the aphids away. You can also plat vegetables intermixed with aromatic plants such as garlic, marigolds, or chives, they will repel insects. (Try using rosemary, basil, and peppermint as well)
- This tip is important and can be used very commonly. We often make the mistake of overwatering the pants. Just pour little hydrogen peroxide on the roots, this will absorb the excess water and save the plant. The hydrogen peroxide can also be used to clean your garden tools to prevent the spread of diseases. You can also use a bit of olive oil or mineral oil to prevent the tools from sticking.
- Here is a tip to lighten the heavy pots. Fill the pot to one-third to one-half full with packing peanuts. Make sure you place a piece of landscape fabric on top of the packing peanuts and then you can put the potting soil for the plants to grow. You can reduce the weight, even more, buy using a potting mix with lots of peat moss and vermiculite.
- Plants like gooseneck loosestrife grow too fast and can take over your garden easily. You can prevent that from happening by planting them in a plastic container.
- If you buy potted plants then this tip will be useful to you. The plants inside the pot often run out of space to grow, so they begin to form tight circles of roots in the pot. These roots prevent water and other essential minerals to travel to the leaves and the rest of the plant. You can take care of this problem by gently guiding the roots outward using your fingers and if the roots are really tough then you can make vertical cuts in the root-ball using a knife.
- You can upgrade your wheelbarrow by fitting a flat piece of plywood to the back end with some wood cleats. This creates a flat surface which is perfect for potting.
- Pruning is an essential part when it comes to roses. Pruning will help keep the center of the rose open so sunshine can enter. Careful pruning will also keep the moisture out of the flower and prevents black spots from forming.
Gardening is fun and can be really easy if done correctly. We hope these tips have not only helped your plants to stay health but also helped you to keep the garden clean, if you have any other ideas or tips related to gardening please offer them up in the comment section!