The mention of spring brings with it visions of warm weather, fresh fruits, green vegetables, colorful flowers, and the promise of growth. This vision of life growing from the smallest of things to picturesque scenery is a natural masterpiece-a paradise on earth. What's even more thrilling is the fact that you can grow this masterpiece in your own home. A personal paradise, so to speak.
Having your own replica of Eden is the best home improvement method out there that doesn't just beautify your home but also increases its total value. If you plan on building your garden, or you already have one, here are some tips, tricks, and benefits you might want to know.
Tricks in Maintaining Your Homegrown Eden
The beauty of a garden lies in how good you maintain it. All the planning and planting will be a waste if you don't tend to your garden regularly. Here are a few reminders to keep your homegrown Eden a paradise.
Do Not Leave Your Bugs Unattended
Bugs work like a transporter. Once a plant is infected with a disease, a bug may carry it towards another plant, and before you know it, the rest of your garden is at risk. Always make sure you examine your plants for symptoms and drive away those bugs and pests with pesticides!
Plan Your Landscape
One common mistake beginners make is to avoid planning their landscape. They often assume that once they have decided to start a garden, that's all they need. However, you want to make sure that you have a plan or blueprint for what you want your garden to look like. As you may have known, beautifying your garden is quite expensive, and if you don't consider the home improvement costs, you might have to stop the project midway because you ran out of funds. If you made this mistake and didn't want to halt your project, consult your credit card provider regarding home improvement loans. However, you need a good credit score for this. Ensure that you also look for a company that provides credit solution services to increase your credit record and get your loan approved.
Plants Love Pasta Too
One clever trick in maintaining your garden is that every time you cook pasta, do not just flush the nutrient-filled water down the drain. After boiling, let it cool for a while and use this to water your plants. All the nutrients will not go to waste as this will help fertilize your plants.
Make Your Cat Cut the Crap
If you own a cat, chances are they might not understand how much you cherish those flowers. The delicate, gracious bloom of these flowers may be a litter box to a cat's eye. Protect your flowers by sticking plastic forks onto the flower bed to keep your cat away.
Wat-er You Doing?
Are you sure you are watering your plants properly? The tricky part about watering your plants is that it can either help them or cause their diseases. A moist leaf is a good place for pathogens to grow, so ensure that when you water your plants, keep the leaves out of the way and direct your water towards the roots. Always remember that too much or too little water are both bad for your plants.
The Benefits of Gardening
Believe it or not, gardening is actually a great way to reduce your loneliness. In an age of modern technology, we have fewer avenues for social interaction, but gardening provides us with one. Being outdoors gives you a chance to talk to your neighbors while you take care of your plants. Some towns and cities even have community gardens to provide their people with a place to enjoy their hobbies. How nice is it to have a specific place where people of the same interest get to meet together?
Whatever you do in gardening requires a number of your muscles to function, which makes it a good exercise-not too heavy that you tire easily, and not so light that your body doesn't get to benefit from it. A good physical exercise that involves bending and stretching is just another wonder of gardening.
Having a garden in your home also benefits not just ourselves but also the environment we live in. It provides a home for butterflies and bees and even helps keep the air that we breathe cleaner. After all, keeping our environment clean is also crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Gardening is an adventure for all walks of life. In addition to all of its health benefits, the experience of going home to a place where the sun shines on blooming plants and flowers is a major stress reducer. Now, only one question remains, do you have what it takes to grow your own Garden of Eden? The answer lies in your hands.