Find out more about creating a great garden. Figure out what you need beforehand, so you don’t spend money on equipment that isn’t necessary, or impractical seeds for your climate.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. An inexpensive soil report can be used to adjust soil nutrients to optimum levels, which will ensure your garden thrives. Many Cooperative Extension offices will provide this service, and it is well worth knowing exactly what the soil needs to avoid ruining a crop or two.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Do not mow your lawn too short. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Place organic mulch as close to your vegetables as you can. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It also prevents weed growth. You will save time by not pulling weeds.
Research, hard work, and some dedication are the main requirements. Once you look upon your amazing garden, you’ll realize that the work has paid off!