(Published on - 9/26/2019 6:52:51 PM)
Would your perfect Saturday morning would include getting up early to get a head start on some of your landscape, but think that it would be to much of a headache and high maintenance to keep up?
Most homeowners are surprised to see that a perfect garden doesn’t always require back breaking labor and gallons of water to keep it beautiful. There are easier ways to decrease the time you spend gardening and increase the time you spend admiring your beautiful petunias.
Having A Garden Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
Gardens used to be a “massive labor of love”, with a huge emphasis on the labor part. But there has been some form or type of plants being kept since the beginning of evolution, and since then we have been trying to improve and make the process easier. No matter if your growing veggies or exotic plants below are some tips that will help improve your gardening experience:
Sprinklers. The “go to” for green lawns everywhere, you can also use them in other situations as well. By sprinkling young shrubs and trees that were newly planted on warm dry days you can help them to get a good start. Also, when it’s nice and sunny out you can water your vegetable plot without worry the water will collect on the leaves.
Drip Irrigation. When your watering a large plot of land it makes more sense to use a sprinkler system. Although, when you only need to water specific plants in a designated area you this is where you should bring in in drip irrigation. By using systems with basic timers or upgrading to a more sophisticated system that will let you slowly drip water at the base of plants that don’t like the water on their leaves, or that don’t need individual care.
Native Plants. When we get down to it the closest plant that needs the least amount of attention and care are one that are Native to the area. If you don’t want to have to fret and invest a lot of time and special care into your garden, choose plants and shrubbery that are Native to your area and have been here for generations. You can visit your local nursery or ask your landscaper about what plants are Native to your area.
Containers. Containers make gardening so much easier from strawberries and blueberries in gutters, pots along your porch, and flowers on your railings. All you need to do is start with the perfect soil mix, ensure your pot or gutter is draining properly, add a little fertilizer and your favorite plants. Add a little water and sun and watch your babies GROW!!
Vertical Gardens. It seems that plants in and on the ground tend to end up in a complete mess some way, shape or form. Vertical gardening has come a long way it’s not just twinning climbers anymore, you can also hang different levels of containers, allowing you extra space to grow things. These containers are especially nice because you are totally in control of the environment, and it minimizes bending and kneeling. So this type of garden really does make for a Win-Win!