It is the perfect time of the year to take care of your garden, but not only should you take care, you could actually even make your neighbors jealous by applying these easy gardening tricks. Just go threw the slide show to show everybody your green thumb.
Want to get heart or even star shaped vegetables? Actually you can mold your vegetables into the desired shaped. There are special kits you can purchase to make your tomatoes and other vegetables grow into the form you’d like. So be creative and surprise your guests with a special summer salad with homegrown and heart shaped tomatoes.
You can actually use eggshells as a natural fertilizer. You can grind eggshells in your blender and then sprinkle them over your garden as a calcium boost.
You would like to plant a rosebush, but don’t have the money to buy one? Here is a easy trick to do your own rosebush: Just buy some individual roses and cut a inch of the steam, then tip the end into cinnamon and place it in a potato. Now all you need to do is plant the potato and a few months later you will have your own rosebush.
Diapers For Moisture
You can use diapers in potted plants to retain moisture. Just place one in the bottom of the pot to let them retain moisture for longer.
Salt Against Weeds
Instead of chemical weed killers, you can just sprinkle salt on the annoying weeds without hurting your garden.
Just keep the water you cooked your vegetables in. Wait until it cools down, the fertilize your garden with this very nutritive water.
Baking Soda For Tasty Tomatoes
If you are sick of tasteless tomatoes and dreaming of sweet, delicious tomatoes you need to try this trick. Just sprinkle baking soda on the tomato seeds while planting them and you’ll get the juiciest and tastiest tomatoes after they flourished.
You should soak your seeds in warm water for 24 hours to assure that the will grow strong and take roots faster.
Coffee Grounds As Pesticide
In fact you can use coffee grounds to prevent pests to take over your garden and at the same time it enriches the soil. Just sprinkle it over your garden.
you can use lemon rind as a biodegradable pot that enriches the soil at the same time. Just cut the lemon in half, scoop out the center, and fill it with soil and you are ready to go.
Did you know that you can actually replant a green onion? All you need to do is to cut off the bottom and soak them in water. Within a few days they will begin to sprout.
Garlic, onion and chives against insects
As a matter of fact Insects actually don’t like plants such as garlic, onions, chives and chrysanthemums. You should grow these plants around the garden to avoid insects, like a natural insecticide.
Add A Feature
You could choose a feature, some type of garden art to make it more esthetically. For example, this may be a plant, a statue, a piece of garden art or even outdoor furniture, just something to draw attention to.
Choose A Style
You should have a clear style in mind, otherwise your garden might look chaotic. For example you could choose a Japanese garden style, for example Zen or let you influence by the French Rivera or even just a British cottage garden style. But stay true to the theme and your garden will look great and accurately designed.
Add A Touch Of Color
No matter what style you want to go for, you should try to add a touch of color to get the special eye-catching something in your garden.
Play up texture, every plant has their own unique texture, so you should use that as an asset. But at the same time be careful what textures and colors you can mix without making it look weird.
You should define an entrance, either with outstanding trees or a garden door; just define clearly the different areas of your garden especially when you have a big yard. Make it impressive!
The Personal Spot
Assure that you integrate a personal sport wherefrom you can admire your beautiful garden or just sent a sunny day reading outside. Whether you want a whole garden furniture or just your little private chair, is your decision.
You should plant fragrance herbs next to your kitchen or grill, you can either keep them in a pot or plant them directly into your garden. You can use them to spice your salads or meal or just as a feast for your eyes and nose.
You should plant marigolds, they’re not only strongly scented but they can serve as a pesticide. Especially their roots: They discourage soil nematodes, in fact the help against soil pests that destroy the roots of your plants before they even begin to fruit.
Put a coffee filter in your flowerpot before placing your plant in it, so the dirt wan’t exit the pot, but your plants can still breath and absorb water and oxygen.
Sprinkle Epsom salt on your garden; it serves as a fertilizer.
Soak your seed in chamomile tea before planting them, it will prevent them from fungus and even help them to germinate.
Bananas For Roses
A peel from a banana contains potassium which helps roses to grow and even prevents them from diseases.Just bury the peel under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush and ready.
You don’t need to buy a whole basil plant, you can just buy fresh basil and place a bunch of it in water. In just a couple of weeks, you’ll notice thin roots growing in the water. Then you just need to wait until they’re relatively lush and transplant your basil in your outdoor garden.
Moss is actually great for your garden. It serves as a perfect ground cover and it chokes out the supply of nutrients that weeds need. It doesn’t need a lot of water and on top of it it helps prevent soils from eroding.