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Garden Tips For Your Home

Nov 25, 2007
A lot of people may have in silence and in secret thought dreamt of having their very own garden at home. Think of getting those organic greens or picking those freshest lush tomatoes straight from its stems or perhaps imagine opening your windows early morning and being greeted by flourishing blooms from your flower garden. However, for many people these things remain but a dream reasoning that a lot of factors have kept them from fulfilling this fantasy. Keeping a great home garden is not an easy feat.

Unless you have one of those gifted green thumbs, maintaining a well tended garden can entail a lot of hard work. Further, at this time and age when most of us are always on the go, a hectic lifestyle does not allow enough time for us to attend to and cultivate a home garden. Here are however a few tips that could help you in taking care of your garden with less effort and less time.

Remember to top dress your soil. Adding two or three scoops of compost or organic matter to soil will generate you great benefits. There is little difference on whether your soil is poor or already rich. Fertilizing your soil is always a good thing. This not only adds to the soil structure in increasing its nutrients but it can also prevent weeds from spurting out. Further, you can get organic matter straight from your kitchen. Hitting birds with one stone, you get to recycle your waste and cultivate your garden soil.

One fine tip is to do your weeding regularly. The longer you put off your weeding duties, the more it would take for you to take those weeds out of your garden. Pulling a lot of weeds at one time can be quite drudgery. So try to take a little moment to pull out the weeds in your home garden each day. A few minutes spent every day may prove to be less taxing and grueling as compared to a whole day of weed yanking. Another advantage of doing the task every day is you get to pull the weeds when they are still young, smaller and easier to pull.

Make use of mulch. Mulch works a protective cover for your soil especially in areas where local climate tends to fluctuate. Mulch works to adjust the soil temperature by making it retain heat during cold seasons and water to keep the soil cool during hot summers. Weed growth is controlled as the mulch blocks sunlight and at the same time insects are repelled. Mulch is commonly composed of organic residues which may be in the form of leaves, shredded bark, sawdust, shredded newspapers, wood chips, grass clippings, hay or straw. This is an added bonus as the mulch will also act as a fertilizer nourishing the soil with more nutrients.

Water is essential in any garden, any plant or for that matter any living organism. Watering your garden may prove to be a hassle with you haggling the hose all over the area. It may help for you to have a soaker hose which you can bury in your mulch. Soaker hoses are typically inexpensive and easy to use. Because it is submerge on your mulch, the evaporation process is slowed down and your plants take the advantage of benefiting from the retained water more.
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