There are multitudes of websites, books and general pundits who offer advice on gardening, and you would do well to take any insights you can get. However, be aware that sometimes the most valuable input you receive in life, including gardening tips, is often the most simple ideas. This does not mean that you will naturally come up with them on your own, though. Great gardening advice is handed down through generations from experienced tillers of the soil. Read here about some of the easiest ways to reduce the stress of gardening, so that you can relax and enjoy the process.
If you happen to be an herb enthusiast, or, as one of my good friends is, an experienced Aberdeen landscape gardener then you know already that drying herbs can be one of the most time-consuming parts of growing your own. Dried herbs are a great way to have a constant supply in your kitchen. Drying ones you have grown yourself alleviates the worry over what processes they have been through by the time they reach the supermarket shelves. A simple way to dry them quickly after you pick them from your garden is to spread them out on newspapers and then place them in your automobile with the windows closed. This creates a spacious place that is hot and protected, serving as a perfect way to get the results you want.
Rather than using unsightly commercial marker sticks to identify your plants, use natural stones. They blend harmoniously in the outdoor environment. Purchase a permanent, waterproof marker pen and write labels directly onto the stones, them place them beside the appropriate plants. They do not all have to be large stones that overtake the garden space. You can use smaller, less obtrusive ones for smaller plants and flowers. Just make sure the stone will be visible when needed, and that it is not so small that it gets blown away in a wind storm or accidentally trampled into the soil.
Use your clay pots for many things in the garden area. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot is ideal for doling out twine when needed. Simply place the twine inside the clay pot and place it upside down, threading the end piece through the hole. This way, you will always be able to find the roll of twine, and it will be protected from the elements.
Use natural ingredients from your kitchen to make gardening easier, without spending a fortune on unnecessary items. If you have a string trimmer for outside use, spray it with vegetable oil when it needs lubricating. To clean off salt deposits from clay pots, try a mixture of rubbing alcohol, water and clear vinegar. Use bar soap across the tips of your fingernails to lubricate them and keep them from damaging leaves and blossoms.
Whether you are gardening as a hobby or as a way to provide a healthier lifestyle for your family, the key to making it fun and easy is to use the simple tricks that are passed down from gardener to gardeners. Get a head start with these insights here, then think of your own to pass along to your friends.