Looking On The Bright Side of Gardens

Keeping A Clean Yard

When a person has a house that contains a garden, it may be many at times difficult for them to manage it. During season like fall, a garden that contains trees and flowers sheds a lot of it. After falling off, leaves dry up and become brown making the yard not appear beautiful. There are times where the plants growing are accompanied by weeds that hinders perfect plant growth and affect the look of the yard. A a bit of advice can be instrumental in keeping a yard beautiful and tidy.

Leaf and flower shedding can be a good thing. Leaves have a nitrogen component that can be good for plant growth. Leaves can be collected manually which could be a lot of work for a gardener. Another option is to use a rake to gather a heap. This is a starting point when a person decides to start keeping a compost pit. This is the continuous storage of shed leaves in one location like a pit, in the yard instead of disposing them or burning them. In due time, the leaves decompose to make manure for the plants still in the yard. This is one way one can turn rubbish to good source of nutrients for the plants.

A person can manage weeds using one of many ways. The proactivity method ensures no weeds grow. This can be achieved by mulching. When a gardener covers up the empty ground space is how the process is done. The organic characteristic ensures no effect on plant growth. The best alternative to an organic mulching material is grass. In time, grass also breaks down to manure and also helps the soil to retain water.

It is difficult to work to do away with pests especially when a yard has flowers. This can be managed by reducing the surface covered by such flower producing plants. By the use of pots, one can reduce a number of bugs coming to the garden. Use of pots aids as well to keep the yard neat and tidy. The yard has a lot of germs which brings about the importance of maintaining a tidy garden. When tidying up, a person not willing to make a compost can use a leaf blower to bring together the leaves because it is much more time saving and efficient that way.

While a home owner is cleaning the yard; they should bear in mind maintaining a good level of hygiene. When a person is cleaning out dirt and doing garden duty; they should ensure that they use gloves and boots.