Summertime is here, and the gardeners are out in force. Over the autumn and winter months, they had to shut up shop and wait for the weather to turn. Now that it has, they are having a ball! Gardening is a great part of summer time because it is a hobby that always gives back. No matter how much time you spend perfecting your garden, there is always something to ‘fix’, so gardening never gets boring. And, it adds value to your home.
But, more than that, gardening makes you and your home self-sustainable. With the cost of living as high as it now is, it is always a good idea to cut costs where possible. The following top tips for creating a self-sustaining garden are a great way of getting started.
#1: Test The Soil
Nothing will grow whatsoever if the soil is not up to the right standard. The dirt is vital as it contains the nutrients that plants and vegetables need to grow. So, it stands to reason that nothing will grow if there are no nutrients. The problem is that some gardens have no nutrients, and there is no way of knowing unless you make it your business. If you want a self-sustaining garden, you need to make it your business. Check the levels of the soil and compare them to healthy levels. If they are not high enough, there are lots of fertilizers that will boost the levels.
#2: Weed Out The Problem Plants
Gardens are notorious for having problem plants. What are problem plants? Problem plants are the ones that grow exponentially at the expense of others. They do this by taking up all the space and nutrients in the soil so that their rivals have less chance to survive. In essence, they are killers that will destroy the plants you want to survive. Cutting their heads off is not enough, so you will have to kill them at their roots. It is hard work, but you need to pull them from the dirt or use a weed killer solution.
#3: Use Fertilizer
To make sure that your plants have the best chance of surviving, you need to give them an edge. There is nothing untoward in this as you are just giving them a helping hand, and it doesn’t affect their health. All the fertilizer does is to provide the plants with more of the vital elements that they need to survive, and then grow and prosper. Citrus fertilizer for citrus trees rather than regular fertilizer can be the difference between success and failure.
#4: Provide Shelter
The warm weather is a problem. As you know, the weather gets seriously hot during the middle of summer, which is damaging to your garden. The heat will destroy the plants and kill them in just a couple of hours. Yes, they need sunlight, but they don’t need buckets of sunlight. By building a shelter, you can protect them from the heat of the midday sun.
And that is how to create a garden that grows fruit and vegetables. In a few weeks’ time, your garden will overflow with goodness