Gardening is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, but it is also a livelihood for many. Whether you choose to garden solely for recreational purposes or you have business interests planted in your soil, it’s important to keep these things in mind to help your garden thrive. Provide a level planting surface for your garden. If you plant on an incline, you risk water runoff before it has the opportunity to soak into the soil and provide your garden with the nutrients that it needs. Always loosen the soil before planting. This allows the seeds or, if transplanting, the roots to attract and feed off of the soil’s nutrients that are necessary for survival. Do not plant anything too close to a wall or privacy fence. A lack of air circulation from plants that are located too close to a wall or privacy fence increases the likelihood of a fungus buildup, which can destroy your garden. Always keep plants 2-3 feet from the wall or fence and make sure to keep in mind the maturity size when planning for the proper space. Know your region. Your geographical location will have a large impact on what type of plants to […]
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As adults, we often assume that gardening is designed exclusively for us. Believe it or not, children also love to garden making this popular past time a wonderful family-oriented activity. If you are interested in making gardening a family affair, consider the following ideas to help make your goal a successful one. Why Children Love To Garden Children love to create and there’s no better way to do so than by sharing in the fun of planting a garden. Because little ones also love color, they are naturally drawn to the landscape of a garden. In addition to that, they also can enjoy the pleasure of watching something grow that they had a hand in preparing. What To Plant If you want to enjoy gardening as a family affair, try planting something that the entire family will enjoy. Everyone loves strawberries; they are pretty and they taste great on a hot summer day. Planting strawberries is a terrific way to get your children to join in on the fun of gardening. In addition, watermelon, apples, pears, oranges and other colorful foods will entice your family into the project. Don’t forget to plant pumpkins for Halloween! Not only will your children […]
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