By Reeze Martin | Submitted On March 06, 2017
Taking care of a lawn and garden is not an easy thing because there are plenty of important considerations. Of course, be sure to water it properly, give everything it needs and consider getting expert needs whenever necessary. Some of the keys to a low maintenance lawn and garden, lawn care maintenance experts say, are mulching and dethatching.
Mulch will help conserve moisture, cut down on weeds, fertilize the soil and assist with visual appeal. A beautiful front yard landscaping can certainly be achieved with different mulch kinds. You can actually use pretty much everything as mulch - provided though that it is not toxic and is biodegradable.
You can use rocks as mulch. In fact, this has a very surprising effect. It will make the growing season last a bit longer. When rocks are exposed to the sun, they absorb heat and put it in the soil. In turn, this gives plants more incentive to grow.
Apart from rocks, you can make your own mulch. There is no secret to making such. It is just shredded leaves, barks and other materials that is placed around your plants to serve a purpose. The leave you rake up, along with the grass you mow, can serve as mulch.
If you want to kill weeds, you can use newspapers and mulch. Use the newspaper to cover weed, and put some mulch on top of it. If you block out the sum, the weeds will certainly die. Also, you don't have to remove the newspaper because the ink is not toxic and the paper is biodegradable.
Furthermore, you can turn your Christmas tree into mulch so your garden can get through hard winters. Instead of throwing it, you can actually make use of its branches to help protect your plants.
GROWING your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding. All you really need to get started is some decent soil and a few plants. But to be a really successful vegetable gardener — and to do it organically — you'll need to understand what it takes to keep your plants healthy and vigorous.
Organic soil is rich in humus, the end result of decaying materials such as leaves, grass clippings and compost. It holds moisture, but drains well. Good organic garden soil is loose and fluffy — filled with air that plant roots need — and it has plenty of minerals essential for vigorous plant growth.
You can water your vegetable garden several different ways. Basic watering techniques for vegetable gardens include creating simple furrows and basins. Watering systems involve sprinklers, regular hoses, or soaker hoses. The most complicated way to water plants is to install a drip system.
Even if you have really good soil and a lot of sunlight, there are still plenty of mistakes you can make that can keep your garden from turning out the way you had envisioned it. Gardening is not rocket science: if you can dig a hole, turn on a spigot, and snip a dead flower off a vine, you can tend a garden.