We would like to give a helping hand to gardeners and would-be gardeners alike with some helpful hints and ideas in the world of gardening both outdoors and indoors. We can also give you some ideas regarding individual flowers, vegetables, and plants, along with some garden accessories to help you get started.
A good place to start is to learn how to do composting which is the process of decaying organic material such as yard clippings and kitchen food scraps. When these items are place in a somewhat contained area they will begin to decompose and create a wonderful material that can be used to enrich the soil in our gardens and landscaping.
Most of us like to have some color located somewhere in our landscaping, what better way than with some colorful flower gardening. Some of the best flower gardens use the native plants that grow well in your particular climate zone. It also helps to place this garden in an area that receives the right amount of sun and has protection from heavy winds.
Garden tools, gloves, hats, mats for kneeling, seeds, and seedlings are only some of the items that are needed to become a successful gardener. We also have to take in consideration protection for our skin while working in the sun; after all we want to enjoy working in the garden and not have to worry about sun damage. Some other gardener's essentials including organic soil, fertilizers, stakes, trellises, watering cans and hoses all come in handy when planting flowers or vegetables.
The natural remedies for garden pest controls are much safer for your family, garden, the environment and the natural wildlife that come for a visit in your backyard along with being much less expensive to use. One of these is the use of beneficial insects that enjoy dining on the insects that eat your plants and vegetables; another good idea for protecting your vegetables is to rotate your crops every year.
There are different types of gardening tools that can be used in a garden. A beginning gardener does not need to purchase all of them; you just need a few major ones to get you started. You basically need the tools for working the soil such as a spading fork or a hoe and a round-end shovel comes in handy for digging holes to plant shrubs and trees. It is better not to purchase the most expensive tools just good quality ones that will last for a while. If you decide you like to garden then you can get the best quality that will last longer.
There are many gardeners who enjoy gardening all year long, but if you live in an area that has cold, freezing winters you may want to look into greenhouses. Greenhouses come in many different styles, shapes and sizes. You can build one onto your house or create one over top of your existing vegetable garden. You can even purchase one that is free standing just tall enough for you to walk into so you can continue your gardening chores during the winter months.
A very important item to consider when you want to grow indoor vegetable gardens or indoor flower gardens is grow lights and stands. Grow lights are generally used on vegetables and plants that produce flowers that can require up to 18 hours of light per day. That many hours of sunlight are basically impossible inside your home. An enthusiastic indoor gardener will usually have multi-level plant stands that have the grow lights already installed for each level of growing.
I have found that growing indoor plants can sometimes be a challenge and did some research to find a few houseplant solutions in order to keep my plants healthy. Some of the solutions include the right type of food and amount of water and how much light that particular plant actually needs to survive. A couple of important facts to remember is to be sure the plant is insect and disease free before we buy them and keep them dust and grime free because this will also attract pests.
Many of us prefer to start growing flowers and vegetables indoors from seeds instead of planting seedlings from the nursery or home and garden center. Seed starting begins with purchasing those flower and vegetable seeds from a reliable source and to keep a record of that information. If you have problems with any of your seeds and kept a record of what everything was and where they were purchased you will know to choose a different source for next years plantings.
You and your entire family can have a lot of fun with vegetable gardening especially when a blossom turns into a delicious fruit and a child pulls a carrot or potato from the ground. I can help you get started by letting you know where your garden needs to be, what type of soil to use, how to care for your vegetables and keep them healthy so when you harvest your produce you will have the best on the block. Your children will be very proud when they know they helped grow those carrots and tomatoes.
Whether you have a flower garden, vegetable garden, fruit trees, or just a grass landscaping you need to have a few watering guidelines. Your plants, trees and landscaping are going need a certain amount of water in order to survive. Most people today have automated watering systems, either with sprinkler or a drip system. Some people still prefer to water by hand so they can keep track on the amount of water the plants receive. Those who live in areas that receive plenty of rainfall each year do not use automatic watering systems, the only time they need to water is when there is a lack of rain. But we will guide you along with some watering ideas to help you conserve on water and save money.
Gardening can be a lot of fun and can also be very relaxing. Your gardening will go a lot smoother with a few good tips, ideas, and guidelines to help you along the way and that is what we are trying to do with this website.