Do you want a thriving courtyard all summer until late in the autumn? Now it’s time to arrange it. Clean up, prepare the soil, plant shrubs, plant flowers or even vegetables. If you do not know and need some ideas, here’s what’s next.
If you want an explosion of color and greenery in the garden, take advantage of the first sunny days of spring! Now you can start fertilizing the soil, trimming plants and trees, planting a multitude of flowers, and we have 10 tips for you:
1. One of the simplest ways to fertilize the soil in the garden is to incorporate a good layer of compost into it. It is obtained from dried leaves, straw, sawdust, tree bark and vegetable debris from the kitchen. It is not recommended to add diseased plants to the compost debris pile.
2. Planting seeds is much easier than planting plants. The right moment is set according to the soil temperature, which must be constant at least 13 degrees Celsius, but not more than 21 degrees. To see if the seeds are good, put them in a pot of water. If they float, they are dry. If they sink after a while, they are good.
3. Some plants are happier and resist longer in the garden than in pots. So if you have space in the yard, move them.
4. Hortensia changes its color according to the pH of the soil. In a pH-acid soil, the flowers will be blue, in one alkaline will be pink, and in a neutral one will appear a mixture of pink, purple and blue flowers, sometimes on the same bush. Only white flowers will retain their color regardless of the soil. Potted hydrangea can be planted in the garden in the spring, in a place where the sun’s rays reach her only in the morning.
5. Gladioli, dallia or perennial plants are planted in holes of 6-10 cm at a depth three times the bulb’s length, and the bulb distance is 20-30 cm.
6. Roses cuttings are planted at a distance of at least 40-50 cm from the wall of the house. The ideal soil for them is the neutral pH. To see if it’s good, try a simple test: it wets the ground, and after a few hours take a handful of soil and tighten it. If a splinter ball is formed, it’s good. If it’s sandy or clayey and does not crumble or collapse, it’s not good. Roses need lots of light and humidity. Make sure there are no other plants around them to avoid shading them.
7. Make a strategy before choosing flowers and their colors. You have to know that too many warm colors (yellow, orange, red), even if they are cheerful and dynamic, can become screaming, tiring. Cool colors (green, blue, purple) are relaxed, but excessively used ruins the landscape.
8. Vertical gardens are a solution for more green. Use climbing or hanging plants, suspended hangars, put a coffee table next to you to create a sensational space.
9. To obtain a rich blooming bloom, tears the tops of petunia, bite the top of the bush before they exceed 10-15 cm in height.
10. If you have cooked scrambled eggs do not throw the egg shell to garbage, but use them in gardening. The shells enrich the soil with calcium. Or you can just leave them in the puddle, and in them to add seeds of the germinated plant.