Are you one of those who always fantasized on having beautiful gardens? A place to sit and relax while you took in the beauty of nature but kept running away because of the en-number of attempted failures? Have you given up on your dream of a perfect garden driven by guilt of the number of planticides you have caused?
It is true that a patch of greenery at home adds a lot to its beauty and helps you to de-stress and relax after a hectic day. So here are some basic tips that will ensure that you will be no longer responsible for such massacres.You have one more shot. These tips can add immensely as you start off as a beginner with the flora world. Keep faith and follow.
10.DON’T WANT DIRT UNDER YOUR FINGER NAILS?:
Dirt under your fingernails is one of the major reasons why people keep away from gardening. A quick and easy tip: to prevent dirt accumulation under your fingernails while working in garden, use a bar of soap and draw you fingernails across the bar. You’ll effectively seal the undersides of your nails and dirt won’t collect beneath them. Once you are done with your garden time, use a nailbrush and wash of the soap and you are back with your spic and span sparkling nails. Of course, if you have nails that are really long and want to preserve their beauty, gardening is not the thing for you. You could try gloves but gardening doesn’t feel quite right if you can’t feel the soil in your hands. If that’s the case, you should probably stick to enjoying other peoples garden or satisfy yourself with a few indoor plants.
Trimmer break downs can be pretty frustrating, especially if it happens too often and you are in the verge of destructing the equipment itself. If the line on your string trimmer is constantly breaking or jamming, treat it with a spray vegetable oil before you install it in the trimmer. This will act as lubricant and ensure that the string moves with ease.
8.CAN’T FIND GARDEN TWINE WHEN YOU NEED THEM?:
In order to have garden twine always at hand, stick a ball of twine in a small pot and pull the end of the twine ball through the water drainage hole. Now put the pot upside down in the garden. You just got yourself a constant supply of twine. Just keep pulling. You are done with the dealing with entangled twine and frustrations. Never go back looking for it. Often more than not, these few frustration things are the things that discourage you from gardening- when you don’t find the required things at hand.
7.NEED TO REMEMBER NAMES?:
Are you one of those who hate the name boards in gardens because they look artificial and out of place? Well then, create perfectly natural markers by writing the names of plants with the help of a permanent marker on stones, preferably flat ones of different types and place them at the base of plants. If not rocks, you could use bricks or etch out (without killing the tree) on the bark. This will add a natural look and fit into the niche well and also help you to keep track of your plant and call out to them daily.
Want to give you plants a much awaited treat? We’ve got one for you. Use the leftover water from boiling and steaming vegetables. This time don’t pour it down the drain instead water your potted patio plants. The vegetable soup has all the basic nutrients to ensure perfect growth of plants. Do make sure that the water is not too hot. You don’t want to end up cooking your live plants. That would be terrible. Delight you plants with vegetable soup. Eating your own kinds can sometimes be good.
5.IS YOUR SOIL MISSING OUT ON THE TANGY TASTES?:
If you have plants such as camellias, gardenias or blueberries, use the leftover coffee and tea powder to acidify the soil. About one-quarter of an inch, lightly sprinkled and applied once in a month will keep the soil pH on the acidic side. This gives the perfect amount of pH without overdoing it. Don’t use vinegar and lemon, they will be too acidic for the plant to handle.
4.A WORKER SPENDS MORE TIME SHARPENING HIS TOOLS:
Ensure that you tools are effective, efficient and clean. This will promise greater tool life and also more productive work. Use proper precautions because if you to work longer you go to stay pain-free and healthy longer. Don’t stress yourself. Make it a habit to clean your tools regularly and avoid rust and mis-handling. Use the basic equipments and don’t stress out yourself. If required, take assistance from a neighbor kid. That’s pocket money for them and help for you- Complimentary growth. Your safety comes even before the safety of your plants.
3.TIRED OF TRYING TO BUILD A FOREIGNER’S GARDEN? TRY GOING NATIVE:
A usual disappointment faced by gardener is because they try to grow foreign plants n their native soil. this would not actually work out if proper conditions are not kept. In order to ensure better growth buy improved varieties of plants that belong to your area. This will ensure that the plant thrives with less care and at the same time give the most beautiful vision. You won’t be as disappointed because it’s growth is guaranteed. Go native. Bring back your own native beauty.
2.PLANTS OFTEN FALLING SICK? NEED A DOCTOR?:
Most diseases, once it starts spreading, is difficult to conquer. Take a tour of your garden regularly. Have daily check-up. Check for diseases and pests daily. Prevention is always better than cure. But if diseased, early stage diagnosis is better than late. Keep in touch with your garden. After all, you are the only guardians they have. Some plants act complementary and thrive in each others presence. If so, make sure to plant them in such a way. Also ensure that you don’t over-water plants and leave them drowning in the pool. Make sure to differentiate between water intensive and the other plants and water accordingly.
1.GARDEN STILL A STRANGER?:
Know your garden’s soil type, climate, pH etc. Each plant finds home is different environmental conditions. Choose your plants accordingly. Your plants blossom when they are at home. In stranger condition your plants get intimidated and commit suicide, just like humans. Make sure to not over congest plants into a small area. Give them enough space to breath and grow. If they are creepers, make sure you draw their boundary and that they don’t take over your garden. Use a boundary brick or restrict them to an area and make sure you do regular weeding.
Keep it simple. Start of easy. Know you basic requirements. Place your plants strategically in areas depending on whether they require sun bathing or not and accordingly during monsoons. Start on low budget to avoid big disappointments. Just like kids, if neglected for some time, things can get pretty messed up. So stay in touch with your garden, pamper it. Pick up gradually and interact with garden loving neighbors and learn from them. Make sure to use complementary plants and keep it neutralized. A perfect balance would ensure greater harmony. Fall in love and you’ll see, its easy-peasy. You don’t always need a green thumb to have a beautiful garden, all you need are these life tips, to keep their lives going.