Fertilize your garden with a chicken tractor. This tool is little more than a mobile chicken coop with a grated floor. Your chickens can therefore eat foods found in nature, such as bugs or plants, rather than chicken feed, if you use a chicken tractor. When they eliminate waste after eating, it’ll fertilize your soil. When the area has been fertilized, the tractor can be moved to another area.
Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. If you want to get the best plants, begin with a soil that has hardly any chemicals, and that will bring salts.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. White vinegar can be a good solution. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Use a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool when you’re working in your garden. Gardening can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. There is also a lot of heavy lifting involved with gardening, so a good wheelbarrow is a great tool to have around.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Use rubbing alcohol and vinegar to remove salt from clay pots. The salt deposits build up over time as you water the plants in the clay pots. Mix equal parts of water, white vinegar and rubbing alcohol together, and use a sprayer to apply this mixture onto the pot. When you scrub the pot with a stiff brush, the salt stains will disappear. Make sure you properly rinse your pot, and dry it before you plant anything in it.
Play up autumn color in your landscaping. Some deciduous shrubs and trees have gorgeous foliage in the fall, turning red or orange and even yellow. This is due to a decrease in chlorophyll production, causing the plant to lose its green tint, showing another pigment. You should be sure that your plants recieve adequate sunlight. Aim to boost their sunlight during the afternoon, when the sun peaks. If you are interested in spectacular fall colors, get some maple, boston ivy, chestnut, barbery or burning bush.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.