Gardening Shortcuts You Never Thought Of Before

Gardening can take up a lot of your time. In fact, it’s all too easy to dedicate your entire weekend to it and have no time left over to do anything else. 

In this post, we take a look at some gardening hacks that help you get more done in less time. The results are spectacular, but the inputs are simple. Here’s what you need to know: 

Take The Labor Out Of Hydration

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Going around watering all your plants requires a lot of time. But, thanks to new technology, you no longer have to rely on watering cans. There are systems today that are much more effective and will work even if you go away at the weekend. 

But what are we talking about?

Well, there are two options. The first is to set up a sprinkler so that it covers your beds as well as your lawn. This is the rough and ready approach and works best for people with a lot of similar species in their gardens. 

Then there is the more high-tech approach. Today, you can buy solar-powered systems that water nearby plants when they detect low soil moisture levels. Water turns on when plants need it. 

Get Starter Trees

Today, you can buy trees online that already have a couple of years of growth in them. This means that you can avoid all of the risks that come with fostering young trees (such as hot weather or soil saturation) that can kill them off. You simply plant them in the ground and then they grow rapidly over the coming years without you having to worry about them too much. The older the trees you buy, the more expensive they will be, similar to ducklings or chicks. 

Make A Hummingbird Enticement

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Having hummingbirds in your garden is one of the most wonderful experiences. But, unfortunately, these creatures tend to be quite rare. 

That, though, shouldn’t be a problem if you use the right recipe. There are plenty of hummingbird formulations out there. Just find the right one and then wait patiently to see whether any arrive in your backyard. 

Get Greener Foliage

Everyone is trying to get greener foliage by repositioning plants or swapping out old species for new ones. 

But the key to green foliage is actually to get their nutrition right. All plants will grow green if they have the right minerals. 

The top mineral for the job is magnesium. It is responsible for making chlorophyll, the part of plants that makes them green. Just sprinkle garden-grade magnesium around the plants that you want to make green and then mix it in with the soil and see what a difference it makes. It works on everything, from veggies to flowers. 

Place Buried Paper Bags Of Garden Waste In The Ground

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Lastly, if your composter is taking forever, try burying paper bags of garden waste instead. Over time, microbes and worms in the soil will break all the waste down and then plants will feed on it to grow big and strong.