Have you thought about taking up gardening? A garden is the perfect addition to any home and can provide you with a great deal of satisfaction. Starting a garden can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not that difficult. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Not only is composting good for the environment, but it’s good for your garden as well. It’s also easy. The first step is to buy or build a large bin (the size will depend on how many people are living in your house and how much waste you produce). Then, simply ad your food and yard waste. Make sure to rotate layers of brown material, like dried leaves and twigs with layers of green materials, like grass, fruit and vegetables. Water each layer thoroughly as you go and keep mixing. Just make sure not to add any dairy products or animal materials. By doing this you help the environment and create a great soil amendment for your garden.
Mulch serves a variety of purposes. It creates a protective barrier to guard against extreme temperatures, conserves water and protects against soil borne diseases. Landscape fabric serves the same purpose, but the right mulch will also add nutrients to the soil, so it’s generally the preferred route. There are a variety of different mulches, so consult a local gardening expert to determine which type will work best for your garden.
Feed Your Plants Right
Plants are like humans. They need food (or nutrients), and some meals are healthier than others. Giving your plants the right nutrients will help them reach their full potential, so don’t skimp on their diet. Make sure your soil is rich in organic matter. This will promote the creation of lots of organisms that produce nutrients and will ensure your plants stay healthy.