Not only is horticulture very relaxing, but it is also an activity which doesn’t require much money to do. Gardening is the perfect way to spend family time or for friends to get together. It can be a fun way to teach children how things grow from a seed to something they can eat. Gardening also provides its’ caretaker with an introspective appreciation for mother nature, unlike any other. This article is packed with tips you should use to improve your garden, perhaps with the help of the people you care about.
Clay soil is hard and will also stick to a shovel, making it difficult to work with. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. It will also dramatically decrease weed growth. This will save you time, money, and effort in your lovely garden.
Whether you garden alone, or with friends or family, these tips will be helpful to you. The advice in this article can be used to teach your children or grandchildren how to develop their own green thumbs, to share the pleasures of gardening with friends, or to simply enhance the time you spend alone tending to your plants.