DIY Easy Gardening Tips for Amazing Results.

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 DIY Easy Gardening Tips for Amazing Results.

Gardening is not hard and if you follow these easy natural gardening tips you will have full and lush vegetable and flower gardens with little maintenance.


Getting the Garden Ready.

~ First you want to use native and local type plants that typically need less watering, fertilizer and pesticides. It is easy to find such plants at your local nursery or just Google ‘Native Plants {your state}”

~ Before you plant you want to prepare your soil properly so your plants will flourish. Turn over you garden with preferably a pitch fork so you do not damage the worms. If you already have annuals be careful that you do not dig them up. When you turn over your garden it is a good idea to use organic fertilizer to supplement the soil such as PlantTone or other similar products.

~ Another easy tip is to order worms or worm vermipods (worm eggs) to put in the soil. Worms are a natural recyclers and composters and increase the nutrients in the soil for plant use.

~ One of the most important items is not to plant too soon if there is danger of frost, many plants will be affected all season from damage done to them.


Watering Plants.

~ Watering in the beginning so your new plants have plenty of moisture.

~ Mulching is key for keeping the moisture in the soil and keeping weeds down.

~ For watering you can buy inexpensive garden hose timers and soaker hoses that will automatically water for you. Best to water gardens during early morning or evening. If you are having an active week of rain then make sure you turn off watering timer.

~ To save on water resources use Rain Barrels, once set up they are easy to use especially for gardens.



We prefer when we can to plant perennials because they come back every year but we do plant annuals to mix in with the flower garden.

If you have room you can do many different type of gardens:


A few additional tips to great gardening:-

  • Composting is another great way to supplement your garden soil and as well lessen the burden on the landfills. We usually compost for a year and add our compost in the fall when we turn over the garden after the season is over.
  • Honey Bee Hives are a great way to improve your garden, just contact your local Bee expert and they will be able to set up a whole bee system for you, best to do in early spring.
  • If you do get pests there are many natural and organic easy to use remedies such as dishwashing soap, baking soda, canola oil and cayenne pepper are some great examples. Just Google ‘homemade pest control for gardens’ to get detailed directions and proper instructions for use.




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David Popoff
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DMK Real Estate, Darien, CT.
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning David. I'm impressed. Great tips but the best is getting native plants.

May 05, 2015 10:54 PM #1
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

David, being here in New Orleans watering your garden on a daily basis's is so important. 

May 05, 2015 11:07 PM #2
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

These are great gardening tips. And thanks for sharing information about organic remedies for garden pests.

May 06, 2015 01:08 AM #3
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

One challenge we have in Colorado gardening is hailstorms.  They shred the plants to pieces.  I set up some poles so I can put up a plastic sheet for cover.  A greenhouse would be better.

May 06, 2015 01:51 AM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  Those are great gardening tips.  We haven't had much rain so water the plants.

May 08, 2015 06:13 AM #5
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group - RealtyQuest Team, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

David -- Lots of great tips. Have to water really well especially with the warmth we have had.  Interesting idea about the worms, but I can't stand worms so I'd have to avoid that!

May 12, 2015 02:42 AM #6
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We just got our garden in last weekend David Popoff and it seems to be taking hold well. Our biggest fear is frost and it is in the forcast for this weekend.

May 28, 2015 12:48 AM #7
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks David, I use an excessive amount of mulch in my garden, saves tremendous amount of time and moisture.

Jun 08, 2015 12:28 PM #8
Dave Thompson

I like your tip to grow lots of different things if you have to room for it in your garden. We have tons of room so I think I will try growing some wild flowers as well as some vegetables. Hopefully my garden turns out as well as I think it should in my head.

Jul 13, 2015 06:12 AM #9
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