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A garden can provide far more than just decorative appeal. It is also more than just something people with green thumbs can do. It is a great way to for one to relax, and to enjoy and appreciate nature. Even better if you’re a good gardener, you can see tremendous effects.

  1. Use a mixture of 1 part ammonia to 4 parts water to spray on snails. Both ingredients are safe for any type of plant you may be growing in your garden. It will kill the snails and keep them from hurting your flowers. For the best possible results, do this every day.
  2. Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.
  3. Protect cuts from dirt and chemicals, and think about staying away from gardening until they heal. The dirt and grime you come into contact with while gardening can cause even a small cut to become seriously infected. You can completely seal the area using some of the great bandages that are now available.
  4. Make a calendar to keep track of plantings for your garden. It will show you which plants you can plant and when. Used properly, it will also be your go to tool for proactively preparing ahead of time, including timing what types of seeds to buy and when in the year is best to purchase them. Any type of calendar can be turned into a planting calendar, whether paper or via a computer application.
  5. Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!

Apply what you learned of these tips to return vigor and vibrancy to your garden. When you look at your plants growing and producing beautiful flowers and fruit, you’ll be able to reap the rewards! Gardening can have profound effects within many areas of your life if you take the steps to embrace it. Remember, when working out in the sun, be sure to get plenty of shade under a great outdoor patio umbrella or shade tree.

What are you waiting for?  Grab your gardening gear, and get to work.