Growing A Garden For The Whole Family To Enjoy

by Guest Blogger on October 6, 2012

A large amount of people think that gardening would be difficult to accomplish, but it is not true when you know what to do. All it takes is a little knowledge for you to have a green thumb of your own. These tips will enable you to be more proficient at gardening.

Utilize trees around your garden that supply decorative fruit during the fall. Although fall color is normally associated with foliage, there are a number of trees that produce decorative fruit. The berries range in shade from yellow to deep red, and can last well into the winter, providing a little color in the garden and food for the birds. Some good varieties to grow are hawthorn, holly, crabapple and chokeberry.

To make it easier for large trees or shrubs to develop good root systems, plant them in the fall. This happens for two reasons. First, the ground is much warmer than the air, and second, no resources need to be expended on keeping leaves alive, so they all go to the roots.

Complete your paperwork before you start your veggie garden. List what you want grown and create a detailed drawing off the area and where everything will be planted. Take moisture and sunlight both into account, and consider how tall and wide each plant will be at maturity.

The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. You can also use tea or coffee grounds to acidify soil for plants such as rhododendrons and gardenias. If your garden has a fungus problem, a highly effective treatment method is to sprinkle it with chamomile tea.

The warmth of the day can make vegetables soft, making them more prone to damage as you pick them. Do not twist the vegetable to remove it from the vine; instead, cut the stem to avoid damaging the plant.

Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.

As mentioned earlier, it is not difficult to become an expert gardener if you educate yourself. With the tips that were provided, you have the necessary information that will help you turn your garden into a masterpiece.

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