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10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners

1.     Build a gardener’s portfolio.

Make sure to keep a record of your garden and the best way is to create a photo album in which you can add images of your plants. Add more details about the plants such as the place of purchase, date of purchase and where exactly it was planted in your garden. Make it more artistic by adding sketches and images of your beautiful garden.

2.     Create a no-stick shovel.

To make your gardening effortless, spray some silicone or Teflon lubricant on your shovel. This will help you dig out any type of soil very easily.

3.     Lighten those heavy pots.

Lifting large pots can be a tough job but you can make it easy with a simple trick. Fill the pot one-third to one-half full with packing peanuts. Make sure that you put a piece of landscape fabric on packing peanuts’ top and then layer on the potting soil. You can also use a potting mix with some vermiculite and peat moss to reduce the weight further.

4.     Transport your plants.

Transporting your plants can be a great deal as there is a risk of breakage involved. So next time when you head to a local nursery make sure to place a plastic trap on back of your car and place a small step ladder on top of the tarp. You can be assured of your plants’ safety as the slots between the rungs of the ladder serve as perfect compartments.

5.     Easy-read rain gauge.

Rain water can create some trouble as it is tough to read. So next time when you expect rains, do not forget to add a few drops of food coloring to the bottom. This will then mix with water and the level will be easy to read.

6.     Restrict an aggressive plant.

Plants like gooseneck loosestrife can take your garden in no time so it is best to plant them in a plastic container. Cut out the bottom of with a knife to ensure that these plants’ underground roots don’t spread in your entire garden. This way the roots will grow directly down the soil.

7.     Assist your root-bound plants.

Potting plants are often root-bound and this can be a woe for many of us. In this case, the plant’s roots begin to form tight circles in the pot as soon as it runs out of space to grow. Now the biggest problem it can pose is that these roots can prevent water and other essential nutrients from reaching the leaves and the rest of the plant. To solve this problem, you can gently push the roots outwards with your fingers. Or you can make vertical cuts if they are really tough.

8.     Protect your bulbs.

We all hate it when our flower bulbs are disturbed or destroyed. Many a times creatures munch on these just planted flower bulbs and it can really be a problem for us. You can stake netting over the bed of flowers to keep them out. In the springtime, you can either remove the netting or cut holed to let the plant grow.

9.     Portable potting.

Fit a piece of plywood to the back end with wood cleats to upgrade your wheelbarrow. This way you will get a perfect flat surface for potting.

10.Blemish-free roses.

We all love blemish free roses but how can we get them? Well, it is easy and siple. Just make sure that you don’t forget pruning as it keeps the centre of the rose open. This way the sun can shine in and prevent black spots and other blights from scarring your beautiful roses.

Information By: Saosis – Organic Fertilizer Supplier

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