Gardening Will Improve Your Homes Appearance And Value!

By: Susan Sportman


If you have a beautiful garden in front of the house it adds to its attractiveness, it's like laying icing on the cake. Even a vegetable garden, where you can grow seasonal vegetables and fruits has it's obvious benefits. Gardening is one of the most satisfying of all the hobbies because you can truly see the saplings that you just planted growing in front of your very own eyes. But it is really painful to see them withering away for the want of water, proper manure or sunlight.

A decent garden area will usually comprise of trees, bushes, hedges and lawns. The requirement of plants tends to be different in each individual case. You can maintain it yourself or you could hire a gardener to do it for you if you canít spare the time for your garden out of your busy schedule. Here are a couple of ways to keep your garden in top shape through the year.

Keep it weed-free:
Try to remove as many weeds as possible from the gardening area before you begin planting up. Remember that weeds spread many plant diseases as well as making the garden look untidy, they can also worsen the condition of your garden soil. Weeds are small unwanted plants which can ruin the general beauty of a garden. You have to inspect the garden once weekly so that you can stem the growth of small weeds. Pull them out as soon as they begin to show above the soil.

Inspect the soil:
The garden soil must contain organic matter in order for plants to grow strong. It is advisable to surround the plants with a good quantity of mulch, it helps to hold water for a longer period of time and carries nutrients in to the soil. Always make flower beds for small plants, and make use of mulch for supplying them with sufficient nutrients and water.

Keep your garden free of debris:
If there are trees within your garden, keep a check on them for the over-ripe fruits falling, they can attract pests and rodents which can be harmful to the plants and your grassed area if you have any. Remove any unwanted debris from the garden as soon as you see it. Use proper netting to safeguard your fruit bushes from birds. Clear your garden of dead leaves, plants, and other garden debris which may also invite pests and rodents.

Keep a check on fast growing tress:
If the garden has trees growing in it, you will require to keep a check on their growth. Some trees can grow colossal, and their roots can be dangerous to the home. They can actually eat in to your homes foundations and make the whole building become unstable. Trim the branches now and then so that you donít have to chop it down when it grows beyond the boundaries and invade other parts of your garden.
Keep your garden soil rich in nutrients by digging in fresh organic matter on a fairly regular basis. Keep your garden clean and green.

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An incredible quantity of my time is spent in my garden. Because as I am getting older and things have become harder to do, I have decided to use a company called a Home Improvement company for help. So far they have given me all the help and advice that I have asked for. I still do a bit of pottering around my own garden though.

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