If you are looking for a way to beautify your home, gardening is a great choice! When you add flowers, greenery and even, home grown veggies to your landscape, it can make your deck, patio or yard look cool, lush and inviting. Even if you are a beginner, it's easy to get started on this enjoyable hobby.
Collect your dirt for a soil analysis to see the nutrients your soil needs. You can get this tested at a local university's agriculture department, usually for a fee. The fee is well worth it usually because then you will know what nutrients your dirt needs to have a garden that is successful.
When you have an abundance of seeds from your garden, a helpful way to store them away without drying them out is to use old, nylon stockings as a storage bag. After you add the seeds to the stocking, simply tie a knot at the top and hang the stockings in a warm, dark place to store until spring.
Wear gloves whenever you work in the garden to protect your hands from injury and keep them clean. When digging or working in the garden, you may come in contact with insects, sticks, stones and roots that could cause injury to your hands. Wearing gloves reduces the chances that you will be injured. As an added bonus, your hands won't get dirty and you are less likely to get blisters when using your garden tools.
Test the pH of your soil to see whether you have soil that is more acidic or more alkaline. Different plants thrive better in different types of soil. Proper soil is essential for having success in your garden. Knowing the pH of your soil will help you make better plant choices.
By following these simple tips, you will be able to get your garden going with just a few hardy, easy choices in plants. This will help you impress your friends, relations and the neighborhood at large, with your gardening expertise. As your skill grows, you can move on to more challenging types of plants.