Gardening advice is relatively easy to find and is not hard to come by. We can get the gardening advice from various sources such as gardeners, gardening catalogs, gardening books, gardening magazines and also on the Internet.
The thing to remember when you want to start gardening is to start small. We should always start with a small plant bed first, about 25 or 30 feet square which can accommodate for about 30 plants. This will allow you to try out your green thumb. If you like and enjoy your garden, then you can always expand and increase your planting.
Gardening must be done in an area that gets at least six hours of sunlight. We must choose a site with good soil. We can add mulch or compost as nutrients to the soil so that the plants will grow better.
Plants need to be fertilized through their growing season. The type of fertilizer we use will depend on the soil content and pH balance but fertilize will definitely be needed for most plants. Compost can be also be used. Just by adding a few inches of organic mulch will improve fertility and help the soil to hold moisture.
On watering the plants, it is a little more varied as every type of plant needs different amounts of water. The amount of water will also depend on where you live, the climate and how much rain your area receives. Watering is more effective during the cooler parts of the day. During the hottest periods, plants will need watering about 3 times per week. Never mindless, always make sure your plants receive enough water as it is essential for the plants to grow.
Plants need to be pruned from time to time. Pruning plays an important role in our garden maintenance. If you did a bad job while pruning, do not worry, treat it like a bad haircut. The plants will grow again.
Gardening is not an easy task as we have to fight against many outside forces such as weather, insects, disease and weeds. Most of the time, we are more concerned about how to get rid of insects and pests. When pests invade our garden and if we do not get rid of them, they will takeover and ruin our garden. There are many different chemicals and pesticides in the market that can be used. The methods use will depend on individual eg. which chemicals are better, which are harmful and which ones are easier to administrator.
Not many people are aware that gardening can actually harm the environment as a large amount of carbon dioxide can be released through tilling the soil. This will contribute to global warming. Cultivating and compacting the soil will destroy good fungi. Fertilizers like nitrogen and manure often leach out of the soil and pollute the water we drink. The increase of the globe's average temperature is because of the carbon dioxide the soil emits when titled. But we can minimize the tilting by mulching or sheet composting.
The most valuable advice one can have in gardening is to do all things with moderation. We should bear in mind that too little and too much of something is not good. We just need patient and have a little care for our plants. At the end, we will certainly see the results and reap the benefits.
Gardening not only adds to the beauty of our home but also give us much pleasure. So, let's us enjoy our garden.