Now is the time for gardening fanatics to roll their sleeves up and dig in to some fun! Starting a garden is just like real estate. It's all about location. Follow the sun. Misjudging sunlight is a common pitfall when you're first learning to garden. Stay close to water and start with great soil.
Dig into your gardening adventure with these 5 additional great tips to make more efficient use of your gardening time and money:
DYI SPRINKLER SYSTEM WITH TIMER
Save time, water and pamper your plants. A programmable timer and a drip kit can transform into a DIY sprinkler system that allows you when to water, how long to water and when to repeat
RAISED GARDEN BEDS
Raised beds provide a rich aesthetic to your home and convenience when gardening. When visiting a dear friend a few days ago, she shared that she had just moved her raised garden bed from the sunroom to the outdoor and uses it year round!
DON'T GROW THESE VEGETABLES NEXT TO EACH OTHER
Yes, there are incompatible plants, who knew? Plants fight for nutrients and space. Some demand their own space and don't play well with others.
10 KITCHEN INGREDIENTS TO HELP YOUR GARDEN GROW
Who knew that baking soda, cream of tartar, cayenne pepper could be used for your garden? Baking Soda is alkaline and flowers thrive on alkaline soil. Cream of tartar will keep the ants away without chemicals. Cayenne pepper is a deterrent for squirrels to dig your bulbs.
When is the best time to prune? That depends. Spring flowering shrubs and trees should be pruned right after they bloom. If you wait until the summer or the fall, you will cut off flower buds for the next year. Summer blooming should be taken care of in the later winter and non-blooming trees and shrubs should be pruned in the late winter when they are fully dormant.