How to Have a Better Garden

 

A garden is a great addition to any house. Not only can it be relaxing to stay in it, we also take great pride when we can bring something from our garden inside our homes, whether they’re beautiful flowers or vegetables we can have for dinner. Here are five ways anyone can improve their gardening.

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  1. Compost

Composting is a great and very convenient way to get rid of your biodegradable waste. Not only will it help the environment, it will also improve the health of your plants and the quality of your produce. When you compost, make sure that it’s covered by a wire mesh so as to keep away vermin, which may not only damage your plants but are also sanitary hazards.

  1. Plant According to Your Location

Firstly, know that not all soil are the same. Yours can be clayish, sandy, rocky, or a combination of the three—allowing only certain plants to thrive. Another point to consider is the amount of light you have as some plants love the shade while others bask in the sun. The right plants will be less demanding and yield better results.

  1. Use Common Kitchen Wastes

If you’re just starting your garden, don’t buy any artificial products yet. Chances are, most of the things you need is already in your kitchen. Egg shells, for example, have high amounts of calcium carbonate, an essential element for many plants. Meanwhile, coffee grounds contain magnesium, copper and phosphorus, which make it a great soil supplement. Fruit peels and peppers are great for the soil too.

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  1. Pull weeds manually

It might seem tiresome at first, but weeding can actually be a relaxing activity. And it’s not just for your plants. It’s also a form of low-impact (and productive) exercise, and a perfect time to chat with a family member or a friend. Of course, its biggest advantage is that you’re guaranteed your plants won’t have any harmful chemicals from artificial herbicides.

  1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This is the refrain of the Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore—and for good reason. Same with composting, reducing, reusing and recycling items help the environment and can be a boon to your garden. Just think that any used container—be they jars, cooking pots or Pringles cans—is a potential plant pot.

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