Gardening Objects

Test the pH and composition of your soil before gardening or starting a landscaping project. This will enable you to have happier plants as well as having a beautiful garden.

Use a variety of sizes, sizes and textures in the plants you use. Use larger plants to anchor the area you are landscaping and arrange smaller plants to fill in any gaps around them. It is great to go with a theme if there is enough contrast to make your arrangement interesting.

Spring through fall is the best time to fertilize. But you don’t want to overdo it and harm the plant. Use a balanced, slow release fertilizer or ask your local gardening center for a recommended brand. As it is with many plants, the cooler the weather the less fertilizer needs to be applied.

If you are passionate about the colors in your garden, just as you might be in life, then it stands to reason that you would take special care in tending your garden. If you choose colors and plants that don’t “speak” to you as a person then it also stands to reason that being in the garden would not be your preference. Think about the rooms you paint in your home and how some colors really depress you or make you unhappy so you wouldn’t use those colors to paint a room, it is the same with your garden. If you take the time to consider which colors, you would enjoy in your garden then you would surely ensure its success.

While you’re getting information about watermelon types be sure you ask certain questions. Find out if the type you’re considering bears red or yellow flesh. Most people prefer the red flesh watermelons but it’s a personal choice. Some of the large, red varieties include types called Crimson or Family Fun. Smaller, red types include plants called Mickie and Minnie, Sweet Favorite Hybrid or Cal Sweet. Popular yellow types include Yellow Baby Hybrid and Golden Crown. Discuss the differences with a local merchant or go online to see pictures and learn more.

The greenhouse should also use the ideal kind of flowers that will survive the climate. The person can ask the sales representative at the gardening store or look at the label posted on each plant before buying and bringing it home.

An easy way to transport tools to and from the garden is to use an old golf bag. Many golf bags have a stand built into them, so it makes grabbing and organizing the tools a breeze. Use the pockets in the sides of the bag to store all kinds of assorted gardening tools, seeds, and gloves, or just use them to store a refreshing beverage.

The entire metropolitan Phoenix area is located within a large valley. It’s surrounded by mountains and mountain ranges. And within this valley is a certain type of ‘bug’ that lives in the soil.