Don’t you just love the spring season? It’s over spring that everything comes to life. I particularly prefer trimming my grass for the first time soon after a lengthy cold season. Certainly growing plants is a lot of pleasurable for me since everybody tells me I have the very best looking yard on the block. Allow me to provide you a number of tips on how I accomplished honor.
When I began to fall in love with my yard it was around 25 years ago and I picked up a ton of fantastic tips from Jerry Baker’s “On The Garden Line” radio program. So I need to give credit to him for many of these suggestions.
To begin with, I am almost a 100 % organic gardener. Every now and then something comes along that I feel requires a chemical in a bottle. But most of the times, everything I apply to my garden, plants and shrubs is purely natural.
Each week I feed my lawn with a sprinkle that I make myself. Into a regular hose-end spray I pour a 12 oz can of beer, a 12 oz cup of apple juice, one full cup of amber antiseptic mouthwash, a cup of ammonia and a cup of liquid dish detergent. The soap is added to lower strain and wipe the lawn of various contaminants. The beer breaks down thatch by making an enzyme action. The apple juice feeds your lawn with good sugar while the amber antiseptic mouthwash fights off diseases. The ammonia helps make the grass a much greener.
If you do this every week your grass will look amazing. At the time of awfully hot spells, water your grass very early in the morning. Anywhere between the weekly administrations of the grass potion, fill your hose-end sprayer with a cup of dish soap and spray your lawn.
Truth is, when your grass is dense and healthy weeds will have a difficult time making an appearance. You should also use the magic potion on all of your flowers and shrubs. But before you do that, make sure you have healthy, rich soil in your flower beds. Here is what I did to prepare the soil in my beds.
I leased a tiller and tilled all the flower beds. I then included a few inches of compost and a couple inches of sphagnum peat moss plus a few hands full of sand every foot or so. I then tilled all this together, downward as deep-seated as I possibly could. When I was done, I was able to make it deep down onto the soil. As I hoisted my hand the dirt would pretty much drop down loosely in between my fingers.
A lot of cities create free garden compost that is usually available in a number of city parks or botanical facilities, or you may produce your own. Compost is an awesome add-on to your soil.
Shortly after planting your plants and shrubs, cover up your soil with a firm level of compost. If there is no compost available, use a wood mulch.
These are just a few of the techniques that have really helped me. If you stick to these steps constantly you will obtain a great looking yard!