Getting outside in the yard is something many of us love to do. It’s a chance to get at one with nature, and a way to enjoy the great outdoors. Plus, you can spend many hours enjoying the fruits of your labor, whether it’s growing your own fruit or veg or throwing a backyard bash, there are so many ways you can soak up all your hard work. However, it can be hard to keep on top of it all, right? So here are the gardening tips everyone should know to make the most of their yard.
Caffeine your compost
If you’re one of those people that loves a morning coffee, you could be throwing away the key to success every time you empty your coffee grounds. It turns out the compost heap is the perfect place for your used coffee. Why? They help add sustenance to your compost heap, help enhance the nutrients in your soil, and can even keep the pests away from your plants. Those perfect flowers no longer have to be so out of reach.
Get your garden wet
Of course, watering your plants is something that comes with growing the perfect crop. However, you could need even more than you once thought. Rather than continually topping up the water levels, it seems as though we should be giving them a deep water once a week. This means letting the sprinklers do their thing until your plants have received an inch of water. This deep water will give them everything they need to be healthy.
Take things inside
Just because you don’t have a backyard doesn’t mean you can’t grow a whole host of plants. Vegetables such as lettuce and carrots, as well as many herbs, are perfect for pots inside the home. Plus, plants like green beans and tomatoes will thrive on an outdoor balcony meaning you can enjoy fresh veg without needing the room for them all in the yard. As if that wasn’t enough, you can even get a wi-fi enabled gardening system that will give your plants all the water and light they need without the effort of gardening.
Keep your lawn long
Lawn mowing – one of the major struggles when it comes to keeping your yard in shape. Summer is one of the toughest seasons for keeping that lawn looking lush. Although you might think that mowing it all back on a regular basis is the key to keeping things in check, it seems as though a longer lawn is the key to success. In fact, it’s thought that four inches of grass is the best height to give your grass extra moisture under the months of searing sun.
Invest in smart sprinklers
Believe it or not, but the age of “smart” everything has even advanced to our sprinkler systems. They are the perfect answer for people looking to keep their plants watered without the worry of turning sprinklers on and off throughout the day. As if that wasn’t enough, some smart sprinklers can even detect and track the weather to see when your plants need a top up, as well as check the climate and soil conditions to optimize their watering sessions.
We love getting out in the yard and keeping on top of our plants, and with these gardening tips everyone should know we can now make the most of our time outside. It’s not always about working harder; sometimes it comes down to gardening smarter than ever before.