5 Home Gardening Tips
Starting your own home garden shouldn’t be costly. You just need a watering can, spade, containers, soil, and the plants themselves.
If there’s one thing you should cultivate as a newbie gardener, it’s practicality. Finding new uses for old things can save you a lot of money, and it’s great for the environment. Here are some practical tips to help you turn your home into a leafy haven.
No-Waste Plant Containers
Don’t throw out your old ceramic mugs and vases because they can still be used as plant containers. Using an electric drill, make a hole on the underside of your ceramic mug or vase to allow excess water to flow out of the container when it’s time to water the plant. If you don’t own an electric drill, you can also lay your mug upside down on a soft towel, spray the underside with water, and gently make a hole by hammering in a 1-inch concrete nail with a wooden mallet. Be careful when you do this so you don’t end up cracking the ceramic by accident. Once done, you’ll have a beautiful DIY ceramic planter to complement your chic interiors.
Coffee Filters for No-Mess Drainage
The holes underneath your pot allow excess water to seep out of the container. When you water your plants, there’s a good chance that soil may slip out of the drain holes as well. The solution: line the inside of your pot with a coffee filter to keep the soil in place while providing adequate drainage for your plant.
Recycled Old Bottles
If you have some used plastic bottles lying around, you can turn them into miniature cloches to protect your seedlings from birds or pesky creatures. Cut the bottle above the halfway line, and use the top part as a cloche for your small seedlings. Cut ventilation holes on the bottom half of the bottle and use that for your taller plants.
Low Maintenance Plants
Given our busy schedules, we won’t always have time to take care of our plant babies. Good thing there are a lot of low-maintenance options you can choose from.
If you want to spruce up your outdoor garden without having to worry about getting the perfect soil, water, and lighting conditions, you can go for something resilient like kalachuchi, which can be left outside for up to 10 hours with minimal water. You can also add some natural accents to your interiors with low-maintenance house plants like devil’s ivy, aloe vera, and peace lilies which are able to thrive in damp, low-light conditions.
Sped Your Green Thumb
There are limits to urban gardening when you live in a densely populated area like Makati, Ortigas, or Quezon City with high levels of air pollution.
If you’re looking to expand your home garden, you may consider investing in a single-attached house in Lancaster New City Cavite. Our Lancaster’s house and lots provide plenty of space, so you can pursue your planting dreams to the fullest. You can choose from three distinct home models, each with their own unique features. Whether you’re a young professional with a passion for gardening, an entrepreneur who wants to get into the business, or a big family who loves nature, Lancaster New City has got it all in one convenient township location.
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With our affordable house and lot rates in Cavite, there really isn’t a reason for you to keep renting on a townhouse that isn’t yours. Get in touch with one of our real estate agents today to see how you can move into your dream home as soon as possible!