What are the keys to healthy gains? Rely on efficient, good gardening skills (like these!). Make the garden smarter, prettier, more flavorful, and cost less. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds

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Seeds of the Beginning 

There is nothing more exciting than planting small seeds and then watching them germinate in a matter of days and sprout little saplings from the soil. Planting seeds is a great way to get children involved in gardening. It's easy - all you need is potting soil, container (or ground), water, and seeds. Sowing seeds is also the cheapest way to grow plants. 


Adding a thick layer of mulch around your garden plants, landscaping shrubs, and trees can reduce weeding time to almost zero, saving labor. Use any mulch you like or that is readily available - shredded cedar bark, pine needles, grass clippings, gravel or stones. All you need is a nice, spreadable medium to place around plants in your landscape or garden. Mulch film made from plant material (bark, needles, clippings) will break down over time. They can change the top layer every few years. 

Fragrance of plants 

Flowers are beautiful as they are, but why not add another dimension to your gardening experience? Planting fragrant flowers and herbs means that when you are in the garden, along with beautiful flowers and leaves, you will be greeted by sweet perfume. The most fragrant perennial flowers include roses, peonies and lilacs. Try putting scented annuals in containers; Heliotrope, petunia and calamus add flavor. Tropical vines like jasmine can add fragrance to a porch or patio. 

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Growing Herbs 

Even if you don't have enough space to grow vegetables, a simple container on your patio can provide you with a place to grow a lush herb garden with the taste of the world at your fingertips. Herbs are eager growers and can accept a little neglect and produce delicious edible leaves and flowers. Try mixing containers of three herbs to reflect your cooking tastes -- Mediterranean: basil, thyme, oregano; Asian food: cilantro, lemongrass, Thai basil; Or French: parsley, tarragon, rosemary. 

Add tropics 

Another gardening tip: Leafy tropical plants add a lush tropical feel to porches and patios. Palm and dragon's blood trees all grow on the shaded front porch, providing an instant jungle vibe for outdoor dining and seating space. Enjoy them all summer long, then bring them indoors and put them in every room. Leafy plants help purify indoor air of toxins. 

Survey your garden 

Take a 5-minute walk in your garden every day. You can keep an eye out for pests or diseases and treat them before they become a big problem. When you walk, the fading flowers; it encourages the plants to produce more flowers. 

Plant natives 

Native perennials are species that have adapted to the climate, rainfall and soil of your area. These plants need less care than other perennials. They often grow better than other perennials because they evolve where you plant them.

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Cover it with vines 

Do you need a little privacy in your backyard? Or do you have an ugly fence or a blank garage side? A trellis is a great gardening idea: flowering vines create a beautiful screen or shelter. Fast-growing annual vines include morning glory, sweet peas, and cup and saucer vines. Perennial-vine varieties get bigger and better -- for years. Options include clematis, honeysuckle vine, and trumpet vine. 

Solve lawn problems with ground cover 

If you want to mow less and enjoy the view more, remove the sod from overgrown areas and replace it with perennial ground. Shady spots and under trees with shallower roots can be planted with a variety of lush ground cover such as Ajuga, Vinca, and Pachysandra. 

Harvest food from your landscape 

Isn't it wonderful to get out of the house and harvest fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from your front door or backyard? Add a variety of beautiful edible plants. Try the small space shrub "Jellybean" blueberry, use strawberries as sidewalk side plants, and add small leaves "spicy glove" basil to a window box or container.

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November 25, 2022

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