Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, bring on your weeding glovesand use best gardening hints available: dig , pull out, and prepare for the forthcoming spring:
Before you plant anything, make sure your soil is ready for planting. Check your soil for pH, acidity, alkalinity and minerals. After a particularly long winter, it’s high time for a thorough cleaning. Know your place beforehand about what crops to plant and the specific needs of the plants (weeds, grasses, flowers, fruits, etc..)
Pruning young plants should also be carried out as soon as possible after they’re planted. This will help keep the new plants from getting “babies” of the previous ones. Dig up the whole plant, taking care to maintain the roots as far as possible. Then divide the plant in half, and use scissors to remove the uppermost leaf. This leaves the lowermost leaf on the ground for new growth.
Purchase a few inexpensive gardening tools: hoes, spades, a digging fork, a garden fork, a hoe and a cultivator. Be sure each tool is in good working condition. If you have the right tools, every year you will have a better garden that you can be proud of. These easy gardening tools are an essential part of every successful gardener’s arsenal.
The sort of plant you decide to plant depends entirely on the climate, your taste, and your finances. Spring bulbs such as tulips and daffodils bloom at the height of their bloom in the springtime; and annuals such as sunflowers, daffodils, peonies, marigolds, hyacinths, and camellias blossom more quickly in the fall. Many gardeners prune their plants in between seasons to be able to enhance the quality of the dirt and bring forth more blooms. Fertilize your garden in the autumn with a one-time application of fertilizer.
Mulching your garden is vital. Every gardener should apply organic mulch into the soil every few weeks to help retain moisture in the soil. Most plants require at least once a month of deep, well-rotted mulch in the mid to light depths of the soil. To prevent stippling and to encourage a healthy green lawn, water your plants before applying mulch, especially if you have just poured lots of water on the soil.
If you’re having trouble trying to decide which plants will be best for you, try gardening in clay pots rather than plastic containers. While clay pots make great planting containers, they also make great vegetable containers because they hold in moisture, are easily cleaned, and are very versatile. Vegetables such as beans, sweet potatoes, beets, onions, carrots, squash, corn, peas, and a slew of others, grow very well in a clay pot. Make sure to plan ahead and put an open box at the bottom of your clay pot, so the water drains out and will not stagnate in the bottom of the pot.
Do not be afraid to pull those weeds from your garden. Distributing unwanted plants or weeds is a fundamental part of gardening. Just make certain you do that properly. Remove any flowers or greenery across the surface of the soil, and dig around the plant to get in the root ball. As soon as you’ve gotten to the roots, gently pull the plant from the ground, keeping the roots in the pot to prevent any potential scarring. Your container garden will look much better and be more healthy after this easy step. Lastly, if you want to make your garden an enjoyable comfortable space, make sure to buy porch swings and your outdoor furniture with styles and materials in harmony with the plants that you are growing there.