Plants should be mulched with straw, wood chips, or compost. Mulch preserves moisture, suppresses weeds, and reduces the need for watering and weeding.
Drip irrigation conserves both time and water. It reduces hand-watering and waste by hydrating plant roots directly.
In your garden, group plants that require similar amounts of water and sunlight. Water all of the plants at once rather than individually.
Make self-watering containers from of recyclable materials. Water reservoirs in these pots water plants when needed, reducing watering.
Pests are repelled and development is stimulated by companion planting. Planting some crops at the same time saves both pesticides and time.
Raised beds improve soil quality, drainage, and weed management. They also make it easy to care for plants without bending or kneeling.
Gardening tools are important. Sharp pruners, powerful weeders, and sturdy shovels make gardening easier.
Create a gardening schedule tailored to your climate and plants. Knowing when to plant, prune, and harvest aids in the organization and maximization of your gardening efforts.
Compost to improve the soil in your garden. Compost enhances soil structure and fertility while reducing the need for synthetic fertilizer and soil care time.
Native plants are better adapted to your environment and require less maintenance than non-native plants.