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This Summer's Top 5 Gardening Tips and Tricks

Whatever makes you happy is the most trending thing you can do in your garden! While we encourage you to make that your goal, we want to share what's inspiring gardeners everywhere. Now that the weather has warmed, we could all use a little help when it comes to the delightful but laborious task of gardening. Here are some of our top summer gardening tips and tricks. What are the tips for this season? Your garden is just like real estate, it's all about location. #1 Location is key Place your garden in a part of your property where you will see it regularly that way you will be much more likely to spend time in it. Consider how each plant, piece of garden art or furniture, structure, material, container, and other elements add to your area's overall look and feel. #2 Optimize the use of balconies and porches If your home's small-space gardening is restricted to a balcony or porch, this one is for you. People are becoming increasingly inventive with their environments as they spend more time at home. It's amazing how many plants can fit into just 30 square feet (and sometimes even less)! Here are some ideas for cramming a lot of plants into a small balcony garden or other outdoor space:

  • Include big pots that can hold a lot of plants

  • Smaller plants should be placed on shelves, such as herbs and others annuals.

  • To grow vines or other climbing plants, attach chicken wire to your railing.

  • If feasible, hang pots from your space's ceiling.

  • Plant hangers can be hung from the railing.

  • To save space, mix food and decorative plants in pots.

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#3 Taking Care of Your Food From Beginning to End Edible gardening is a forever trend, but it's continuously changing, as are gardeners' attitudes. Growing food from seed is one component of this approach that continues to gain popularity. Many seed firms reported record sales last year—some edible seeds were entirely sold out, and many gardeners could not obtain any. If you want to produce food from seed, get your seeds as soon as possible! Eating what you plant isn't new for some gardeners. Others, on the other hand, are only now learning the many advantages:

  • It ensures you eat clean food because you have complete control over the type of soil, fertilizer, and seeds utilized.

  • Spending less and saving more. Purchasing 100 seeds might be less expensive than buying one transplant.

  • Have a good time. It's enjoyable to watch your food grow from seed to plate.

  • Include children. Children are more inclined to consume food that they have produced themselves.

  • Reduce the amount of plastic you use. You'll buy fewer fruits and vegetables at the supermarket. Eco-Pots may also be used in place of plastic seed-starting trays (and they make transferring much simpler!).

Source: Freepik

#4 Using Bicolor Plants to Enhance Colour Nurseries and plant vendors are continuously keeping an eye on what customers prefer. Bicolor flowers have been grabbing attention in recent years. Here are a few ways to put them to good use:

  • A bicolor plant may be used to cover an entire garden bed. This keeps things basic while yet allowing you to use numerous colours.

  • Combine and contrast. Choose a bicolor plant.

  • Star, and then colour-coordinate the plants around it.

  • Consider including bicolor foliage in addition to flowers.

Source: The Spruce

#5 Using Dark Foliage in Design Plants with vivid blossoms or intense leaf colours like silver or chartreuse stand out on their own. On the other hand, dark foliage is the key to genuinely making them stand out. Here are some options that will wow you:

  • Sweet potato vine

  • Ninebark

  • Crape myrtle

  • Heuchera

  • Smokebush

Source: Meridian Star

#6 Distinguishing the Indoors from the Outdoors You've heard of bringing the outside in and inside out, but why not combine the two? Gardeners have discovered that blurring the barriers between indoors and out expands the living area. You may develop a strong feeling of place and connection to the natural world if you stop restricting your concept of "home" to the structure on your land and instead consider your entire property to be your home.

  • Set up a tiny herb garden in front of a sunny window to bring the outside in.

  • Use grow lights to get plants into spaces where there isn't enough natural light,

  • Place hanging planters outside, in front of a window to enjoy the view of the greenery.

  • Plant a climbing plant near a window on a trellis to get a peek of it.

Ways to bring the interior outside include:

  • To create the perception you are indoors, screen spaces with tall bushes or hanging plants would be recommended.

  • Create "garden rooms" to expand your living area and provide you with a place to relax while taking in the fresh air.

  • String lights, uplighting, lanterns, and outdoor lamps, among other things, should be used to provide enough lighting.

Source: HGTV

Your home will feel more welcoming with the addition of a lounge chair or hammock. Get comfortable, enjoy this season and ask for references if needed.

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