Gardening is a very relaxing and rewarding hobby, but it can also be very time consuming. Before you start on any type of gardening, make sure that you’re figuring out ways to save time doing what you enjoy.
Planning a garden may not be as important as planning a home construction build, but you still need to calculate the space needed to grow. You still need to plan out ample time for tilling, planting, weeding, water, maintenance, and other aspects of gardening. Having this handled beforehand will allow you to stick to a timely schedule.
Some plant varieties sprout up in only a month or two, leaving you a lot of room in your garden. You can double your output or more by having replacement seedlings ready to be transplanted once other plants reach maturity.
There’s no sense in purchasing a gardening shed or cleaning out your closet. Every gardening tool you could ever need can fit down inside of a 5-gallon bucket. Your shovels, shears, spray bottles, etc, can all fit in a tight space.
It might have been fun as a kid to get as much pressure out of the hose as possible. But you’re not looking to spray your plants! You need a gentle, consistent flow of water that saturates the ground. A soaker hose is perfect for this.
It’s probably a good assumption that you have more going on in your yard than your garden, so leaving your hose laying out on the ground isn’t ideal. This is when a hose reel really comes in handy. You can quickly reel the hose back in when not in use.
If you stop by any gardening store, you will find expensive specialty items just for carrying your produce, such as hand-woven baskets and specially-designed trays. But you can use an old laundry basket (that thing your mom used to take clothes out to the line) to do the job just as efficiently.
Once you get mud stuck in the soles of your shoes, no welcome mat in the world is going to get rid of it via rubbing friction. You’ll have to manually dig out the mud with a knife! Avoid this by simply wrapping your feet in those white plastic grocery bags. It’s super simple.
Weeding, pruning, picking the ripe produce, and making sure no bugs are attacking your garden — these are all things that can be handled in your free time. You won’t have to schedule for these takes. Just take a walk out to the garden when you get time.
A flat-head rake, also called a level-head rake, will help you spread more mulch more evenly than other types of rakes. This type of rake has the efficiency of a concrete trowel when it comes to spreading the mulch around the garden.
This tip is more or less to ensure that you care for the soil properly. You do not need to inundate your plants with compost. Your aim should be to ensure that your soil is getting everything it can out of the compost. And this means composting more beside the plants, where the roots stretch and absorb the nutrients.
Planting and maintaining a healthy garden can be easy work as long as you’re following the right information. Use the tips above to help you when you’re planting a garden this year.