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2015

A Peacfull Getaway In Your Own Back Yard: Garden Tips

Gardens are most than just a beautiful backyard decoration! It is even more than a hobby for the green thumbs! It plays a significant part in a gardener's life by bringing calmness, accomplishment and a connection to nature. The effects can be profound if you're good at it.

Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!

Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle's side in a clearly visible manner. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.

All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it's the best for what you're planting. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Additionally, use your cat's keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.

Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.

Use the knowledge you have gained here to resuscitate your garden today. The joy of watching your plants grow and blossom will make you happy to have tried. Horticulture can have a powerful effect on your life, so give it a try.

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    The Tree Center (Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:11)

    I am truly inspired from your write-up and sharing this too with my friends and colleagues.

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    http://www.crepemyrtle.org/ (Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:37)

    Thank you so much for your all great explanation, I liked reading this.

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