Why Gardening is Better

 


Article by: Jody Taberner

You can get down and dirty in the garden , 5 Pieces of Equipment ers Can't Live Without alone, out in the front yard, , Easy Lawn Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide and the neighbours don't think you are a pervert. You can talk openly about your ultimate fantasy garden , Bonsai Trees with everyone from your neighbours next door , Location, Location, Location: Where to Put Your Water Garden to your grandma. It's not embarrassing to walk into a nursery or garden , Easy Lawn Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide centre and purchase gardening , Soil implements. It doesn't kill the mood if you talk during gardening. , Buy Cheap Flowers Online

I could go on.

Gardening can be one of the most rewarding experiences of life. Creating a beautiful , Easy Lawn Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide oasis where once there was nothing. When people say they don't like gardening, , Controlling Aphids they aren't talking about the joy of planning and planting out their patch or watching their plants , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without flourish and flower, , Bonsai Trees but more about the arduous tasks such as weeding and mowing. I am here to offer all you non believers (that is gardening , Stone Garden Benches haters) a path , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety to the gardening , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens heaven.

Weeding

Even I hate weeding, and I have been a passionate gardener since I was in my teens. So how do you cut down the task of weeding? Here is how I do it.

All my perennial garden , 5 Pieces of Equipment ers Can't Live Without beds have weedmat laid on them. If you haven't come across weedmat before, you are in for a sweet surprise. It cuts your weeding by 95%, and the weeds , Landscape Lighting that do manage to root , Pond Liner Repair in the weed , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest! mat pull out so easy that a preschooler could do it. Now don't confuse weedmat with that horrible old black plastic , Artificial Trees Advantages that use to be laid on garden , Orchid Myths -The Truth beds back in the 70's. That black plastic , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 did horrible and unspeakable things to the soil, , Introduction to Botany making the ground pretty much unusable and rock like. Weed , A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space mat allows the soil , Lawn Furniture to breath, water , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients to penetrate and fertilisers that are applied over weedmat also permeate through it to the plant , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 roots.

Weedmat will stop not only couch grass, , Growing A Brush Cherry Bonsai In Your Garden but oxalis and nutgrass. True. I laid it directly over a rose , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens bed that was badly infested with all bar the nut grass , Wood Fences: Installing Wood Fences for the Homeowner over three years ago, and apart from the odd part growing , Small Garden Bridges You'll Love To Cross! out the edge of the weed , The Bonsai Braided Money Plant Tree mat, my rose , Artificial Trees Advantages bed has been weed , Care of Dendrobium Orchids free. There are a couple of different types of weedmat and all have their merits. Jute weed , Care of Dendrobium Orchids mat is great if you can get hold of it. It allows a litte bit more weed , Bonsai Trees penetration than the following two, but is great for the environment, , How to Naturally Dry Hydrangeas and also acts as a mulch, retaining water. , Care of Dendrobium Orchids Woven weedmat is probably the most heavy duty out of them all. It is fine strips of plastic , How to Grow Sweet Corn that are woven into a cloth. This was the weedmat that defeated my oxalis and couch grass. , Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health

Enviro weedmat is also quite good. It sort of looks like that iron on interface that you get on clothes, but it is black. It breaks down after about 4 or 5 years. It's only downfall is that sharp stick and rocks will tear it quite easily.

Mulch is also a good way to cut down weeds. , Care of Dendrobium Orchids I have it over every bed , The Garden As Healer in my garden, , Flowering Cherries even the ones that have weedmat on them, more for aesthetics on than weed , Growing A Brush Cherry Bonsai In Your Garden suppression over the weedmat. There are a multitude of mulches available, from organic , Fiberglass Pond Liners straws, barkchips, composted materials to inorganic stones , Rosemary and gravels. , Location, Location, Location: Where to Put Your Water Garden All have their advantages and downfalls, which is an article in itself.

Another rule for eliminating weeds , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest! is to get them before they seed. , A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space One plant , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! can send out thousands of seeds, , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! which is potentially thousands of weeds , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 4) Environment if you don't get rid of them before they flower , Landscaping - Maintaining A Landscaped Garden and set seed. , Landscaping Design - The Primary Principles

Mowing

The only thing I can really offer here is get a low creeping grass , Rosemary such as Santa Ana couch. Pave where the lawn , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients is or find someone else to do the mowing.

Alright, so maybe I have only taken you to gardening , Pond Liner Repair paradise, not gardening , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens heaven. But hopefully I have helped you see the light. , Planting Around Tree Roots
Jody has been in the horticultural industry in Victoria for close to ten years.

She ran her first nursery at 25 while studying horticulture through the University of Melbourne. From there she moved on to work in three diverse nurseries in Melbourne and the country, two of which she managed. Jody also wrote a weekly gardening , Introduction to Botany column for The Weekly Advertiser for five years while running a small local , Planting Around Tree Roots nursery in Horsham.

Currently Jody is teaching horticulture at the University of Ballarat, Horsham campus and is the resident Horticulturalist on ABC Western Victoria's Monday gardening , How to Naturally Dry Hydrangeas program.

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