Are you looking for ideas to start gardening with? Have you been researching equipment you may need, landscape ideas, or what plants should be in your garden? Gardens can be a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and reduce your stress. They can put you in a positive mindset and improve your well-being. Not only can your mental health be improved, but your physical health can be as well as your use muscles to dig, plant, and maintain your garden. A garden does not need extensive money or time put into it in order for it to be beautiful, but there are some tips you can consider as you look for ways to enhance your garden.
Make Yourself a No-stick Shovel
You can avoid having dirt and other material collect on your shovel as you dig and plant by simply spraying a silicone lubricant on it. A Teflon lubricant may work just as well. By using one of these products, the soil can just slip right off.
Lighten Your Pots
If your garden has heavy pots and planters, you can avoid the excessive strain of lifting them by filling the bottom with packing peanuts. If you are just planting flowers or small vegetables within these, it is likely you don’t need to fill the entire pot with planting soil anyways. If you still struggle with lifting your pots, you can use some potting mix that contains peat moss and vermiculite to reduce the weight even more.
It can be difficult to flood your mind with exciting ideas. Thus, why not visit some beautiful gardens from where you can gain some valuable inspiration? Your local town or city is likely home to some beautiful locations. For example, if you’re from the United Kingdom, visiting Shrewsbury or places in Wales would be ideal. Don’t forget to take your camera too. You might gather some ideas regarding plants and design, you may suddenly want a garden pond or water features (which require pond pumps). Either way, you will be ready to transform your garden and make it look more exciting.
Color Your Rain Gauge
If you want to be able to easily see how much rain your garden is receiving, you can simply add a few drops of red food coloring to your rain gauge. This way, you can easily see the water level.
Restrict Weeds and Unwanted Plants
Do you often find weeds growing around your house and in every place, you don’t want to see them? Gardens can quickly become encompassed by weeds if you do not regularly weed or restrict weeds from growing. You can prevent unwanted plants from taking over by planting your flowers and vegetables in a plastic container before placing them into the ground. This way, you can be sure that the plant’s roots will not become attached and controlled by those of an unwanted plant. You can cut a hole out in the bottom of the plastic container to allow you plant to continue growing. Watch this video on how to remove weeds correctly.
Put Up a Fence
Animals often enjoy eating your vegetables or flower bulbs. To protect these, you can place netting over your flowers. You can then remove it when spring comes. If you are worried about your vegetables and other plants while they are growing, you can put up a fence around your garden. A simple wood and wire fence can keep animals out but allow you easy access into your garden. While this may affect the appeal a garden can have, fencing can keep your plants safe and can provide you with a different look, depending on your design choice. You can click here to view a list of fencing ideas for your garden.