If clay pots become encrusted with salt, it can be easily removed with a mixture of alcohol and vinegar. The salt deposits build up over time as you water the plants in the clay pots. Dust the pot lightly with a mixture of alcohol, vinegar and water. When you scrub the pot with a stiff brush, the salt stains will disappear. When finished, rinse the pot off thoroughly and set to dry prior to planting your next plant in it.
While you garden, it’s important that you wear the right clothing to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. If you cover up from the sun, you are less likely to become burned or get skin cancer.
Aim to increase your property’s value. Landscaping provides some of the best home improvement returns. There are some varieties of plants that increase property values by over 20%. Get low moisture plants for your garden and yard that are suited for your environment.
If you plant heather in your garden, you will attract insects that are beneficial. Bees are very attracted to heather. When heather is first formed during the spring, it’s an early nectar source. Beds of heather are largely undisturbed and make a perfect living space for spiders, beetles and a variety of other beneficial tenants. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.
Plan your vegetable garden on paper! List what you want grown and create a detailed drawing off the area and where everything will be planted. Make sure that you factor in how much room the mature plants will need, along with each plant’s sun and moisture requirements.
It just requires doing research, working a lot outside, and having a lot of patience. Once you see the literal fruits of your labors, the time and effort you’ve invested will seem worthwhile.