By Tammy Sons
Essential Do-It-Yourself Gardening Tips
Gardening is a highly rewarding experience. When you love your plants and trees, it shows. These are some do-it-yourself home remedies that you can employ that will give your trees and plants the best chance for survival and growth.
- Use compost or organic manure to obtain the best results for your plants and trees. There is no need to spend money to buy compost or manure when you can simply make your own compost. Collect all the kitchen waste in your home such as orange peels and coffee remains; add it to any yard debris that you have like fallen leaves and branches. Create a compost bin or try trench composting if you are falling short of space. Another economical option is to simply cart all the debris to a local community garden that will turn it into compost for you. English ivy loves any type compost.
- Most of the soil in your garden and the surrounding area must have lost all of its nutrients over the years. Once you have made the compost, use it lavishly to return nutrients to your soil. Spread it around the trees or plants in your garden while making sure that it does not come in direct contact with the tree bark or branches.
- Instead of planting trees and crops in a haphazard fashion, it is a spectacular idea to plant them in wide beds with pathways. Grouping these plants together in a tight bed will ensure that none of the stray plants are trod upon or weeded out in error. Any compost you use will fully permeate the area close to the plants and you will also end up saving a considerable amount of water while irrigating the plants.
An old and true proverb says, “The best fertilizer is the shadow of the gardener.” Use these essential tips and plenty of care to help your plants thrive.
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