Many people enjoy gardening, whether they own a big yard or a small garden by the house. There are many ways to enhance your garden and create a beautiful synthesis. In order to improve your skills as well as your garden’s appearance, some experienced gardeners share their tips with you. Follow these guidelines and feel proud of your overall work in the garden.
You don’t have to be a professional (but if do want to hire one, sites like TrustATrader are great for finding gardeners you can rely on) in order to create something unique that you could enjoy on a daily basis. It could be about a garden with groceries and herbs or about a simple decorative garden with colourful flowers.
It is very important to remember where each plant was in the first place or from where you bought each. Make a sketch, a list or a drawing indicating each plant’s position and name. For all plants, create a small note with important information that you wouldn’t want to forget. This will be very helpful the next spring you will try to plant something new, or you will try to remember a beautiful plant that you once had.
Lighten Your Pots
Large plants and flowers mean that you will have to carry heavy pots whenever you wish to move them around. There are many materials that can help you make the pots lighter. All you have to do is fill half of the pot with foam packing peanuts. Then, you can use a landscape fabric and then pour in the soil. This way, your plant will continue to have all the necessary nutrition and it will be easier for you to move them around, when necessary.
Protect the Smaller Plants
Some plants are more aggressive than others. This means that they can outgrow everything else and end up filling smaller plants with their roots. If you don’t want to see your plants die, then you should restrain the aggressive ones. All you have to do is place the aggressive plant into a plastic container and then into the earth. Remove the bottom of the container and allow the plant to grow in the earth without interfering with the roots of the rest of your plants.
While taking care of your pots it is very likely to come across a plant that needed to be removed a couple of weeks earlier. If this is the case, then due to limited space the plant has already created some tough root circles that do not allow water and nutrition to travel further into the plant. Try redirecting those roots, gently. However, if this is not possible then you may use a small knife and make small vertical cuts in order to loosen up the roots.
One of the most helpful tricks, eggshells can really help your plants. The next time you make an omelette, keep the eggshells and spread them across the base of any plant. The soil will be nourished with calcium, which will empower your plant at once. Moreover, eggshells can really scare away much different kind of insects that could destroy your plant.