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There’s nothing like the satisfaction of a freshly weeded flowerbed. When it’s done right, you know it—the garden looks beautiful and weed-free, the flowers are blooming and attracting bees, birds, butterflies… The list goes on! But what about your own benefit? Weeding has some surprising health benefits that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for action.
So why is weeding so good for you?
You’re getting exercise: While raking isn’t intense like running five miles is, it still has its perks. Weeds can be pulled out by hand or hoe to add resistance to your workout. You won’t feel tired after a long day outside in the sun; instead, you might want to take a dip in your pool afterward.
But don’t just stop at weeding—mulch! Mulching is more than just making sure that your plants get enough water; it’s also the ultimate de-stressor. It’s an easy way to combine two of life’s simplest pleasures: gardening and exercise.
Getting your grass greener.
- Fertilizer. Adding fertilizer to your lawn can provide the boost it needs to get back on track.
- Watering. A deep soaking of water every 5-7 days is ideal in the summer, but you may have to adjust for higher temperatures or lower levels of rainfall in your area.
- Aeration. This process removes plugs of soil from the turf, and helps loosen up compacted areas so that air and water can reach the roots more easily.
- Mowing. It’s important not to cut grass too short, as this makes it more susceptible to damage from pests or heat stress. Instead, leave grass about 3″ high when you mow it, which will allow for healthier growth overall. If you’re having trouble getting into a regular schedule with your mower (and who doesn’t?) then try setting an alarm that goes off at least once per week during peak growing season so that everyone remembers when they need their next trim!
- Weed control
Seven steps to getting the best harvest from your garden.
Congratulations on your decision to grow a garden! It will be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and learn more about gardening and plants. Beginners should follow these seven steps to set up their garden:
- Choose your plot of land. Your garden plot can be in the ground or on top of it; if you’re going with the latter, you’ll need raised beds or containers.
- Watering is crucial for growing healthy vegetable plants; follow your local watering restrictions and check on your plant often so that it doesn’t dry out or become overwatered.
- Weeding is also an important part of gardening because weeds compete for space with other plants you want to grow. If left untouched, they can strangle other nearby plants and choke out their growth potential.
- Harvesting at the right time is essential for getting tasty produce from your garden; also, you shouldn’t harvest every day because then there won’t be any ripe fruits left behind after they’ve been picked!
- Get rid of slugs and snails by picking them off manually, using traps such as beer cans filled with beer (yum!), or adding salt water into areas where those creatures tend to congregate (not so yummy). Getting rid of aphids involves spraying soapy water on plants affected by these insects–this will kill them instantly without harming beneficial insects like ladybugs that may also be present in gardens!
Top three plants for attracting bees and butterflies.
- Phlox: Phlox is a great addition to any garden, with its abundant blooms and wide variety of colors. There are also many different species of phlox; you can choose to grow phlox that is low-growing and evergreen for a ground cover, or taller phlox for your back border. Phlox comes in white, pink, red, purple, blue and bi-colored varieties and will bloom from late spring through early summer.
- Bee balm: Bee balm (Monarda sp.) is an easy plant to grow in almost any location as long as it has full sun exposure. It will add color to your garden with flowers in shades of red, pink or white that bloom in succession from midsummer until frost.
- Butterfly weed: This perennial wildflower doesn’t require much care but it does need full sun exposure to thrive best. It grows in clumps up to three feet tall and produces showy orange flowers that last all summer long into fall if the spent blooms are removed regularly.
Get that pond you always wanted.
Do you want to add a pond to your yard? This is a great addition that will provide you with tons of joy. It can be quite costly, and it’s something that you need to think about before you dive in.
Choosing the Right Location
This might seem like an easy task, but if you have ever spent time looking at pictures online or in magazines, there are some things that should stand out to you. The first thing is that most ponds are not located in the middle of their yard. They are strategically placed so they can be seen from various parts of the property. You don’t want to put it right up against your house, though, because this will make for an odd view when sitting on your deck or porch; it should be located where there is enough distance between the pond and any other structures on your property. If there are trees nearby, make sure that when leaves fall into the pond they won’t create a safety hazard for children or pets who play outside often.
If You Need A Permit
The location of your pond will determine if you need a permit. For example, if it’s close enough to your home that water could reach its foundation during heavy rains then this may be required by law (depending on what jurisdiction
Have a vegetable garden – even if you live in an apartment.
You might think that having a vegetable garden is out of the question if you live in an apartment. Not so. Urban gardens can thrive in a variety of settings, and gardening skills are easy to learn. Consider planting herbs and salad greens on your windowsill for convenient access year round; common flavors to start with include basil, mint, oregano and thyme. Tomatoes can be grown in pots on balconies or terraces; just make sure they get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. For more ideas, check out these tips from HGTV:
- Install hydroponic systems – Vertical gardening equipment comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it’s a pot tower or a window box system.
- Use container gardens – If you have even a patio or balcony, it’s possible to grow veggies outside your kitchen door using standard containers filled with soil and plants.
- Go vertical – You’ll want to plant at least one climbing vine like beans or peas so that you can enjoy some fresh produce right off the vine without risking back strain!
Take some time to read this blog and learn how to get the best out of your garden.
Thanks for visiting. It’s our hope that you’ll find a lot of useful information here. We’ve filled it with tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your garden, so take some time to read through previous posts.
But not only will you learn from this blog, but you can also share what you have learned by leaving comments on the blog posts. That way, other gardeners will also benefit from your experience and success.
We’ll also use these blog posts to share photos and videos of our gardens which we think may be helpful in getting ideas or inspiration for new ways to improve your garden.Welcome to If You Plant It, Will They Come?, where gardeners meet to discuss ideas and share pics!
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Welcome to my blog! Here we’ll share landscaping tips and discussions around gardening. Feel free to post pics of your garden and ask questions!
Howdy, friends! Welcome to the If You Plant It, Will They Come? blog.
We’re here for you: To share our ideas on planting and landscaping, to talk about what works and what doesn’t, and to have fun doing it! It’s a place where we can all learn from each other—whether we’re novice or experienced gardeners or landscapers. We’ll also discuss issues like sustainability and community gardening, as well as keep you up-to-date on the latest news in the world of gardening and landscaping.
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This is a blog for gardeners who are ready to up their game. Maybe you’re just starting out, and you’re sick of looking at Pinterest pictures of amazing gardens and feeling like you can’t do that. Or maybe you’ve been doing this for years, and you want to take your garden to the next level. Either way, we’re here to help!
We cover everything from the basics of how to plan a garden, how to grow your own food, and how to get those Pinterest-worthy pics of your garden in full bloom. We also cover some very real issues that come with gardening—like what to do when a tree dies or what to do when your kid’s soccer team wants to plant a community garden (spoiler: it might not be as easy as it sounds).
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It’s time to get your hands dirty, because it’s finally spring! Here at “If you Plant It, Will They Come?”, we’re working on our gardens and getting ready for the warm months ahead. We’d love for you to join us on this journey and share your ideas with us!
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to raise an army of garden gnomes?
Welp, I did just that.
And holy hollyhocks, I’m pretty sure I’ve started something.
I should back up a bit, though.
A few months ago, my best friend and I were plotting the demise of our shared nemesis—an overambitious neighbor who kept trying to defeat us in the annual flower competition. (The prize is a massive trophy and a $500 gift certificate to Lowe’s.)
We decided to raise an army of garden gnomes, which we would then train as soldiers and use to wage a war on all things floral in our enemy’s yard. We knew we’d have to start small, so we ordered a few dozen gnomes online and figured out how to make them ourselves using some good old-fashioned sculpting materials from Home Depot.
But then something happened.