Planning Your Garden!

Planning Your Garden
It’s never too soon to start plans for your garden.

A Few of Our Best Gardening Tips, Tricks And Pointers

STAY ON TRACK
Keep a garden journal and take photographs of your garden as it grows.
Its easy to start the season with high expectations for your gardening. But as the time goes on, its just so easy to lose steam. A journal and photos can help inspire you and will also engage you along the way!

Keep a garden journal
Planning your garden and keeping notes

ROCK GARDENS
Choose some suitable rocks for your rockery.
Good rocks can be very expensive, but remember that you are adding a permanent feature, which will be an attractive addition to your garden.
You don’t need to buy enormous rocks. It is much better to use 2 or 3 average sized ones rather than a single huge one. This way you can plant in the crevices between the rocks.
If at all possible, choose a kind of rock that is found in your area of the country, that will create a natural effect. More about rock gardening.

Add a rock or add a few
Choose some suitable rocks for your rockery

ADD AN ARBOR
Turn a quiet corner of your garden into a romantic arbor.
By using a store bought arbor or simply constructing one yourself out of a few rustic poles, you can create your own unique arbor.
Use a selection of old fashioned, heavily scented flowers to create an intimate atmosphere if you wish.
Honeysuckle, climbing roses, jasmine and sweet peas are ideal. By adding seating, you can sit and enjoy the scent on a summer evening.

Add an arbor
Turn a quiet corner of your garden into a romantic arbor.

ATTRACTING BIRDS
To bring birds to your garden, add plants that will naturally attract them.
If you have a sunny location, one of the best plants for attracting birds are sunflowers. Birds are naturally drawn to their height and scent.
Birds also love small trees like Japanese maples and dogwood trees, as well as most kinds of shrubs or vines.
You might also consider adding a feeder and a birdbath.

Bring birds to your garden
Find ways to attract birds to your garden

NATURAL WASTES BENEFIT PLANTS
You can use those natural waste items around your home to benefit your plants.
For example, those plants that prefer high acidic soil love a mulch mixed with coffee grounds.
Did you know that Cinnamon can be used as a natural fungicide for your potted plants.
And of course, there are the myriad benefits of a home compost pile.

Put that waste to good use in your garden
Use those natural waste items around your home to benefit your plants

KEEP YOUR INTEREST ALIVE
Keep your interest in gardening by trying something new each year.
While tried and true favorites will always be a part of the garden, reserve a part for something new and exciting to keep your interest.
Keep in mind that some trial and error will be required because one crop that’s a flop in the fall, might be an excellent crop in the spring.

DIY items such as a birdbath can add interest and maybe keep you inspired
Make a simple bird bath for your garden using an old clay pot and saucer.

A little extra effort can go a long way.
These tips can and will improve your garden, dramatically… just by making a tiny but possible important change. By introducing a fresh
idea to your methods, gardening can become much easier for you, as well as, a more positive experience. Impress your friends and neighbors with a healthy and lush garden.

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