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Tools To Use In The Garden

For the purpose of this article, we have compiled a list of some of the most common gardening tools and the tasks that they are best suited for.
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Grow Wildflowers

How to Grow Wildflowers?

Growing wildflowers is a wonderful idea. Not only because wildflowers provide dynamic and seasonal beauty, but also because they are some of the best pollinator-friendly plants. In fact, if you want to start a pollinator garden, mixing in wildflowers is the surest way to make your garden enjoyable to a large range of pollinators.

Wildflowers Seeds in Bulk

Your first step in growing wildflowers is to buy seeds. Fortunately, there are many bulk seed sources, with some offering special wildflower seed mixes that contain shade tolerant plants as well as perennial plant mixes. You can even create a focused wildflower garden and grow seed mixes that support specific endangered pollinators, such as monarch butterflies.

How to Grow Wildflowers in a Garden?

Growing wildflower in your outdoor garden requires three simple steps:

  1. Choose an area that corresponds with the growing requirements and soil type of the wildflowers chosen.
  2. Clear any choking grass and weeds from this area and then follow planting instructions on the seed packet.
  3. Continue to weed and water your outdoor garden weekly, practicing patience while the wildflowers grow!

How to Grow Wildflowers in Pots?

What if you only have a small balcony or porch but still want to enjoy the beauty of wildflowers?

No worries, you can successfully grow wildflowers in pots! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Choose large and deep pots with good drainage, such as this self-draining 10” pot. This will help you avoid root rot and ensure the most room for strong root growth.
  2. Fill pots with rich, fertilized soil or an indoor potting mix.
  3. Don’t overseed your pot. Start off planting 10-12 wildflower seeds per large pot for starters.
  4. Water your wildflowers diligently and make sure they get at least a few hours of sunlight daily.

Don’t hesitate, start growing wildflower today!

By - Olivia Turner

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Small Birds In Your Garden

Why to Encourage Small Birds In Your Garden?

Whether you grow a sprawling veggie garden or fill your yard with Hostas and Cleomes, all garden lovers experience the same phenomenon: small birds in your garden.

Indeed, you may be wondering: do small birds hinder or help the health of my garden?

To answer this, one must understand three things about small bird species:  

  • Diet: The diet of small birds consists primarily of weed seeds, beetles, and other small insects.
  • Offspring: Every spring bird parents have a clutch of multiple offspring.
  • Lifespan: Most small birds live for more than 4 years.

And where is better for a small bird with these characteristics to position itself year after year, than close to a dependable garden? For instance, your garden surely offers a paradise of food and shelter. Healthy plants attract pesty (but tasty) insects and create rich soils filled with grubs. Sheltered ground, robust shrubs and tall trees offer ideal homes as well. And small weed seeds are a delightful treat for any small bird. 

In fact, when a small bird species moves into your garden space, the health of your garden is sure to improve!  

Why should you encourage small birds in your garden?

Because these small bird species are more than willing to engage in symbiosis. Truly, they can't help but help your garden. For starters, they will keep away larger, pesty bird species. Secondly, they serve as natural pest controllers that groom your garden constantly for tasty beetles and unwanted insects. Better yet, they can act as effective pollinators for your plants and eat up weeds waiting to germinate.

Without a doubt, your healthy garden will attract small bird species year after year. But don’t worry, these inhabitants can offer years of free, biological pest control and pollination assistance. So put that bird feeder tall and proud in the middle of your garden and welcome small bird species!

Some useful gardening tools will set you on the right way to a beautiful garden.
DeWit Forged Hand Trowel, Garden Tool for Roots and Planting
Garden Genie Gloves
8 Piece Garden Tool and Tote Set Repel-pesticides

By Olivia Turner

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