Gardening Is It A Hobby-ssdao

Landscaping-Gardening Considering the hard work involved, I can still honestly state there is nothing quite as relaxing as spending the day working in my garden. Well okay, if not exactly relaxing, it certainly is rewarding and just gives you an overall feeling of well-being. An added benefit is if you are not physically fit before you start your first gardening project, chances are you soon will be simply thru the process of maintaining it. But is serious gardening actually a hobby? I dont think so. I was in my 40s when we moved from California with my low maintenance, swimming pool and concrete backyard to a small .munity in rural Oregon. The old farmhouse we intended to remodel sat on over an acre of land which sported any number of weeds and a few overgrown shrubs. Most of which, had been planted in a haphazard manner. For the first few years we just kept the weeds mowed while we focused most of our efforts on the inside of the house. In time however, there was nothing left to do but turn our attention to the grounds surrounding the house. Oh my, where to start? By the time that particular summer was over, we had created what we called the courtyard right outside the kitchen. It was a small, private area with a waterfall and herb garden, along with a .fortable seating area partly shaded by our 50 year old oak tree. In addition, we had put up a 60 fence, planted flowering shrubs and hedges, seeded a new back lawn and planted flowers galore. In addition to the herb garden now, we had an entry garden, a shade garden, a sunny flower garden and the following year we created a raised vegetable garden. Im not exactly sure when reality hit amidst all this flowering and fruit/vegetable producing plant life, but hit it did. This gardening stuff was a lot of work! Not only did we have to dig and add nutrients to our rock hard clay soil, we had to plant, then keep the plants watered and weeded. Deadheading soon became a half a days work on a regular basis throughout the summer. Once planted, my hubby who had a job and a thousand other things to do around the property left me to tend the gardens on my own. I soon discovered that weeding took me at least 3 days a week. Then somebody turned me on to Round-Up and I gave thanks to the Gods that be. Even so, you have to be very careful with herbicides especially around vegetables and ground water. In surveys, when people are asked what kind of hobbies they enjoy, 8 out of 10 will include gardening. After my experience, I cant really relate to gardening as being a hobby, but I can sure relate to it as being a full-time .mitment! About the Author: By: UttamG – You have at long last concluded that you are going to take the dive and construct a Toronto fiberglass pool in your terrace. You now encounter the hardest part of the pool building proces … By: graeme – When plants are exposed to standing water for long periods of time, the roots can suffocate and die. Toxic .pounds can also build up in saturated soils. Photosynthesis is inhibited, slo … By: Jones Zeta – The exterior of a home determines the value and appeal of the property. Maintaining or repairing this exterior .es in different parts. There is fence repair, siding, decks, pergola, etc … By: symon ramirez – Indoor gardens cleanse the household air and improve the aesthetics of your indoor space. Most importantly, indoor gardens provide you with a wealth of healthy .anic foods. City dweller … By: Nancy Penrose – Natural hedges are one of the best and economical ways to increase privacy and reduce noise. One of the most popular plants used for privacy trees or hedges is a laurel. A laurel hedge ca … By: Nancy Penrose – Hedges are a natural way to create privacy on your property. They can also reduce street noise, wind and snow. Arborvitae is one of the best trees for creating a hedge. They can grow up t … By: graeme – Gardeners who have tried to eliminate fire ant colonies know there is no shortage of advice on how to get to rid of the mounds, but few truly effective methods. But does that mean you nee … By: Nancy Penrose – Ornamental trees are used in landscaping to add color and interest. There are also trees like the Tibetan Cherry, one of the flowering cherry trees that are admired because of the beauty … By: Florence Blum – It often starts with a deer in the headlights look on her face when she steps into the greenhouse, then it quickly melts into a confused, disoriented look of concern. How am I going … By: Nancy Penrose – There are approximately 25 native tree species in the state of Washington. Some of the more well-known species include the Western hemlock, Douglas fir, Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, r … 相关的主题文章: