When it comes to gardening, are you the sharpest tool in the shed or could you use a little grinding? I think we can always learn and improve in anything we do. So today’s post is full of smart gardening advice to help us all sharpen up those gardening skills. It’s never too late to grow the best garden ever!
Smart Gardening Advice
So what do I mean by smart gardening advice? These are the seemingly little things you can do to make gardening easier. But even though they seem easy, they make a big impact on your time and money, not just your garden. Here is the gardening advice you need to sharpen up those gardening skills.
- Do you use a gardening apron? This is a smart and helpful hack to start doing today. Make sure it has pockets so you can carry a few little essentials into the garden with you. I like to carry a Chapstick, my garden gloves and my smart phone with me. And then you’ve got a handy place to wipe your hands if needed.
- Why the smart phone? Because gardens are getting smarter, too! There are now gadgets and apps you can use to help you garden smarter. Check out the soil meters at Amazon. They help you know the pH, moisture level and light needs of your garden soil in just minutes.
- Your smart phone can also help you water smarter–if you use a WiFi-enabled sprinkler timer such as the Orbit B-hyve. I find it to be well worth the cost!
- Take your smart phone and ear buds outside with you so you can listen to the latest gripping audio book or your favorite music. It makes your time in the garden go much faster!
- It’s always smart to join a local garden club, or take advantage of the free classes offered at university extensions.
- Grab a small, portable folding stool and use it to sit down while you weed. It’s much easier on your back! Read up on the 6 things you must know about weed control so you can spend even less time weeding.
- Mulch your plants to protect the soil from evaporation. You’ll need to water a lot less, so it’s worth doing. Mulch, shredded newsprint, and even cardboard work great for this.
Have you tried any of these tips before? Share your favorite smart gardening advice in the comments.