DEVTOME.COM HOSTING COSTS HAVE BEGUN TO EXCEED 115$ MONTHLY. THE ADMINISTRATION IS NO LONGER ABLE TO HANDLE THE COST WITHOUT ASSISTANCE DUE TO THE RISING COST. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURRING FOR ALMOST A YEAR, BUT WE HAVE BEEN HANDLING IT FROM OUR OWN POCKETS. HOWEVER, WITH LITERALLY NO DONATIONS FOR THE PAST 2+ YEARS IT HAS DEPLETED THE BUDGET IN SHORT ORDER WITH THE INCREASE IN ACTIVITY ON THE SITE IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS. OUR CPU USAGE HAS BECOME TOO HIGH TO REMAIN ON A REASONABLE COSTING PLAN THAT WE COULD MAINTAIN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THE DEVTOME PROJECT AND KEEP THE SITE UP/ALIVE PLEASE DONATE (EVEN IF ITS A SATOSHI) TO OUR DEVCOIN 1M4PCuMXvpWX6LHPkBEf3LJ2z1boZv4EQa OR OUR BTC WALLET 16eqEcqfw4zHUh2znvMcmRzGVwCn7CJLxR TO ALLOW US TO AFFORD THE HOSTING.

THE DEVCOIN AND DEVTOME PROJECTS ARE BOTH VERY IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO ITS FURTHER SUCCESS FOR ANOTHER 5 OR MORE YEARS!

Guidelines To Make Your Own Garden

When you have a piece of land at the backyard of your house and you want to convert that piece of land into a garden you have to take a strategic approach and get things done one after the other. Gardening is not an easy task and it requires a lot of efforts and planning, but at the end of the day when you have a garden of your own the feeling of happiness that comes from inside is just priceless. In this article we would discuss about the To Dos when you setup a garden from the scratch.

What Type Of Garden This Is Going To Be

This is one question that would need to be answered at the very beginning. You will have to choose whether you want a flower garden, or an herb garden or a kitchen garden. In case it’s going to be a flower garden what kind of plants would you want to have in the garden also needs thought and selection. You may want to choose between perennial plants that will be required to be planted once and will have a short blooming time, or you may want annual plants that will make the whole of summer colorful for you but will need to be planted every year. In case it is a kitchen garden you would have to decide on the same thing.

Get The Ground Ready

The existing piece of land needs to be made ready in order to make space to the plants and beds of flower that will enhance the beauty of your garden. There could be stumps of trees, could be grass on the area which would need to be cleared as a second step of setting up your garden. Also, if the surface is undulating, you may need to decide whether you would want that to remain with that or you want a plain surface for the plants. In case you plan to do away with the ups and downs of the land, you may need to add extra soil to make the wavy patch of ground a plain one.

There is one point to be remembered which is that your garden should get at least six hours of sunlight everyday so that the plants may get their due dose of light. In case your selected piece of land offers more shade than light you will have to select the plants accordingly which will be able to thrive even in the shade.

Eliminate The Weeds

Weeds are the common enemy for all gardeners across the globe. It is so very important to get rid of them before and after the garden is being set up. While there are chemicals available in the market that can be sprayed on the weeds to dry them out, however an inexpensive method would be to make a concoction of 1 lt. of vinegar with 1 tea spoon of liquid soap and 2 table spoons of salt.

This mixture needs to be poured inside a spray bottle and shaken well. Once sprayed on the weeds during daytime this non chemical mixture works like magic and the weeds would shrivel away in matter of no time.

Test And Improve The Soil Quality

No matter what type of garden you are going for, the existing soil will need a boost so that proper nutrition could be passed on to the plants. First you need to take a sample of the soil and get it checked by garden experts to find out what is missing in the soil. In case there is no gardening expert available in the vicinity of your garden, you may still go ahead with the soil enhancement process as a little more fertility of the soil is not going to harm your plants anyways.

The best way to improve soil fertility is to add compost to the soil. Starting from dried grass blades, decayed leaves, or old manure almost anything and everything which is organic in nature can be added to the compost. You need to make a layer of a couple of inches of compost under the soil by means of tilling the land. Too much digging is not required. If digging is not possible due to some reason, you may also make layers of the compost above the ground level and leave it for a couple of months to make its way inside the soil and improve the fertility of the soil.

Get The Right Plants

You may get the list of flowers and plants from gardening magazines which are available in plenty in the book stores, or you pay a visit to the local garden center and select the plant that you like the most. Some commonly planted flower plants which are annual in nature are marigolds, sunflowers, cosmos, Calendula, zinnias etc. Some of the perennial plants that will enhance the beauty of the garden are Black eyed Susan’s, Russian Sage, Pansies, Day lilies, etc. The lists of vegetables which are statistically high in terms of plantation are tomato, lettuce, Cucumbers, Eggplants etc.

Sowing And Watering

Once the winters are over start sowing the plants. While some seeds just need to be placed on the ground in the pattern of your wish, some needs to be dug inside the soil. While you purchase the seeds from the local stores, the gardening experts should be able to guide you on the planting type for each seed.

Once the seeds are sowed it is now time to water them. Please ensure that you are not manifesting your level of excitement and happiness in the quantity of water that you are supplying to the seeds as over watering would stand a chance to kill the seeds. You may want to do some demarcation on the ground to understand where the seeds are sown so that you do not pour water in the wrong area.

Get Set Go!

Now you are all set for sprawling garden that will enhance the beauty of your house. Just keep on adding fertilizers in required dosages and see your plants grow and make the garden look like a piece of heaven on land.

Category: Gardening


QR Code
QR Code guidelines_to_make_your_own_garden (generated for current page)
 

Advertise with Anonymous Ads