There are whole books written about soil considerations every weekend gardener needs to consider. By now you’ve no doubt heard about pH balance before now, but there are other things to consider as well.
Soil grade and proper drainage are two other areas that are also incredibly important. You might have soil that doesn’t have enough drainage or that has too much and you can have soil that is bulky or clumpy or even, believe it or not, too fine. So how do you decide what to do and which method is the best to deal with all of this? It’s easy because what you plant–both in type and how it starts out will take care of everything.
Plant nurseries can be so much fun to wander around in. A larger nursery can be more fun and interesting to browse. Nurseries have tons of plants and their main purpose is to sell them to you. As well as purchasing a variety of mature plants there, you can also buy many kinds of seeds. Be aware though of what you can reasonably grow and what you already have at home. We venture to guess that not every gorgeous plant in full bloom will necessarily be the right choice for your local soil and climate.
Buying Quality Bulbs
If you go online, or read gardening magazines, then you no doubt have seen tons of places peddling their bulbs. While this is fine, what matters most is that you are cautious about the merchant from whom you buy your bulbs. If you find a bulb supplier you really like on the Internet, that’s fine. For us, though, we are far more comfortable shopping for bulbs in our local nurseries. The primary reason for this is that we can actually touch them and inspect them–check out their firmness, etc. You should give that a try, first – plus, we love visiting nurseries, anyway.
For a really long time now, people have known the value of organic gardening. Most people have understood for years now what commercial gardeners commonly do about chemicals and pesticides. It’s true that some pesticides have been known to be really harsh and even, sometimes, hazardous. We feel that this isn’t what matters; even if you just grow a few flowers, there are still going to be concerns for your immediate local environment. You can easily find organic solutions if you are growing your own vegetables or flowers. Plus, there has been a major increase in this area over the last few years, thanks to the efforts of green revolutionists and honest concern for our planet. You can use these gardening tips and feel good about what you are doing. In addition to working to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy, you’ll be helping the area around you too.