It’s that time of year again. Gardening should be a part of your New Year’s resolutions. We can help you out with some ideas to get you started.
Introducing native plants is always a good idea. They tend not to get invasive and help attract native wildlife to your garden. This includes animals, birds and insects that are important for us here in Texas.
Start a Compost
Stop throwing away all of your kitchen scraps. You might think that you don’t have that many scraps. Remember it all adds up fast. Besides, your plants will love all the nutrients they will get.
Installing a bat house is a great idea. Bats are going through a rough time now and they provide many benefits. Not only do they consume a large amount of mosquitos (they can eat up to 1,200 an hour), they also produce guano which is a great fertilizer.
The bees are also having a tough time. Their population is diminishing little by little. Plant at least one flower to attract bees. Not only will they help pollinate, you are also helping nature by doing so.
Join a Club
Joining a gardening club is not only good in the social aspect, it also can give you new ideas. It doesn’t matter what level gardener you are, everyone can still learn and teach others also.
Planting herbs has many benefits. It brings fresh scents to your garden. Besides, who wouldn’t like fresh herbs for every meal you prepare.
There are many vegetables that grow well in our Texas environment. They also go hand in hand with your fresh herbs. Some of the easiest to grow are:
- Peppers (Hot and Bell)
These are just some that can thrive well in your Texas garden. There are many more to choose from for your garden.
Get out there and start your garden. There is a lot of information available out there and you can always stop by our nursery and talk to our knowledgeable staff. We are always here to get you going or even help you expand on your garden environment. Call, contact or just stop by. We are here to help you out. Get your garden going!