Mend Your Soil And Blend Your Combinations For A Peaceful Living With Nature

Garden – a must for living

Gardens of the present world have a complete different meaning when compared to those of the earlier days. In the olden days, people had lots of space around them and had some decent time to be spent with the family and for other purposes. It was all joint family concepts then which had atleast 20 members in a single family.

It was practically and financially unimaginable and impossible to meet all the grocery requirements from outside. So they were forced to have a garden outside their living space which not only gave them some fresh air and pleasant living but also lots of varieties in a small, restricted place. Vegetations were according to the seasons and hence acquiring those saplings or their seeds were very easy and cheaper too.

Nature also helped them in this idea through the bees and butterflies that indirectly help in expanding and thickening the garden produces by pollinating. More than trying to stabilize the economical situation this way, it was fun and joy working for themselves and by themselves. It was hygienic too since every bit of the gardening work was given personal attention and since it was for their own consumption, it was even more maintained with care and caution.

Those days saw gardens for a purpose apart from adding beauty to the house. But today`s world is fast moving. With leaps and bounds developments in every sector, people hardly find time to be spent with their family and spending time for a garden ( is a questionable debate.

The need for it is also diminishing since every kitchen requirement is available in stores readymade and people are financially strong to spend money for getting these frozen eatables rather than spending time for developing a garden. With more and more comforts and conveniences, people are blinkered about the health impacts. Ready –to-serve items and artificialism have overtaken nature to a great extent.

Gardens according to seasons

Gardens need not be a full time job but people can make it a part of their routine professional life by matching their floral species with their free hours; meaning, developing a lawn with flowering plants that are not very difficult to grow and does not need too much of your time.

You can grow such easy plants with minimum time investment and that too at the start of the season and they will grow by themselves the rest of the days with just a little water every day. Choosing to grow such saplings, according to the seasonal conditions will also give the maximum bloom and the plants will be weed -resistant too; hence you will be doing very little for your plants but they will continue to do more for you without a compromise in their full bloom and try to keep the house as green as ever with colors scattered here and there.

Further, there are also plants that are self- cleaning and free- flowering throughout the year. They might not be soft and timid as the others but will help you have flowers and colors throughout the year.

Plants that are specific to a season are generally very difficult to grow and are very timid and delicate. Such plants require more care and attention and keeping them hydrated is very essential. But plants that are tough and sturdy are those that can hold water for a long time and are rough in their appearance.

Rain or shine, they can stand sturdy anytime

Enjoy more color and perennial bloom with very little grooming by choosing to plant some of the below floral species.

•           Ageratum, angelonia, calibrochoa – these are some of the plants that do not require monthly maintenance for their continual bloom.

•           Willow amsonia, bugbane, Solomon seal, turtlehead and sedum autumn joy - these are some of the best choices for enjoying big results with less pruning.

•           Be it anything; let your soil be prepared first to hold one of the above. Proper fertilization is very important to keep the soil alive throughout the year. So dig your soil and listen to the natural tunes; work them with close to 12 inches of compost and organic fertilizers; remember to add a tinge of nitrogen fertilizer to them. This will help it to transfer the essential nutrients to the plant as and when there is a need slowly and steadily.

•           It aids the flowering process throughout the year by keeping the plant off from drought and away from pests. Such well prepared soil will also take up your job of watering the plants when you do not, by holding some water in them and releasing it at times of need.

•           Give them enough space in your area so that they are able to grow and bloom to their fullest. Clustering them is like restricting their growth and they will thin down and divide in their sizes making just the half of their regular flowering ability. Such vast and well-ventilated surroundings will also help them to fight diseases and pests effectively when compared to those grown in huge numbers in a small space.

•           Remember to trim the plants often making way for new leaves, buds and stem to grow. This might give them a stunted look but will still look good.

•           Give them an opportunity to develop branches by soft pinching the top layer of the stem. This will help them in growing healthier, better and more radiantly.

•           Clean the soil regularly and change the top layer often to remove the dead soil. But remember to retain the dead leaves and straws around the plant which will help in moisture reservation and as they dry and decompose, they will enrich the existing soil.

•           Small and new saplings are the ones that require more care. So take time in developing your garden slowly and introduce new plants one by one so that each one gets the needed attention and assistance. Flocking them in number will deprive them of the care required leading to death. Fully grown ones would have gained the ability to maintain themselves. So focus all your focus on the new arrivals.