Discover the 5 benefits of DIY Gardening and learn if this is for you!
Whether you want to take a more hands-on approach to your outdoor property or try out new tools you see in the home and garden centers or really make an impactful difference in how your yard looks, you’ll want to learn the 5 true benefits of gardening!
The weather outside is a gardener’s delight for working over the yard.
Because the sun has been brilliantly shining and we’ve had many storms, we’ve begun DIY Gardening from bed cleanup to gardening and we do the same in the season of fall!
Albeit the weather is a flirting dame, and untrustworthily beautiful, we can’t resist DIY Gardening and time spent outside instead of in there are a lot of benefits of gardening and we are going to share all of them!
What Are The Benefits of Gardening? DIY Gardening 101
It seems to me it was a license to plant and enjoy, as the sun has been shining, and the birds have been out and singing.
Beautiful blue skies, sunshine against my skin, and moist soil, all the perfect trifecta for DIY gardening.
Accordingly, with any seasonal change, there is a lot of yard work also referred to as gardening.
From seeding to dead foliage, and everything in between, it’s time to dawn those garden gloves and begin.
Are you going all-in or just enough to up that curb appeal?
There are 2 times a year I go all-in and then the rest of the year, I keep up on the DIY Gardening to keep those all-in times a lot less labor-intensive!
The Benefits of Gardening + DIY Gardening Insights
There are many benefits to taking up gardening as a hobby including the fact that it is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Gardening allows you to be more connected with nature, fostering a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. Lasting spending your free time gardening can also help promote feelings of well-being and reduce stress, thanks to the sense of peace and relaxation that comes from being in the garden.
How To Know If You Are Suited To Gardening
Garding can be an expensive hobby, as there is little than can be done without investing in the proper resources and tools.
However, it makes little sense to spend a fortune on shovels, trowels, rakes, plants, and seeds if it’s not the right hobby for you.
The good news is there are some ways to make sure that gardening as a hobby is a good match before you empty out your wallet.
The first option is to take something like this interest Inventory Test and see what activities and subjects you prefer.
This can be particularly useful if you are considering taking up gardening as a hobby but have no chance to try it out first, or if you are thinking about studying gardening to lead to a career.
Alternatively, you can start small, and ‘try before you buy just growing a limited amount of plants, or even creating a miniature garden in a container to see if you enjoy and can stay committed to the process.
The Many Ways to Get Started in Gardening
There are many ways to get started gardening, from joining a local community garden or finding an abandoned plot of land in your area and turning it into your own personal oasis.
If you prefer indoor gardening, there is also the option of growing plants indoors on sunny windowsills or even creating a small hydroponic garden with grow lights. (we love violets on our windows)
Tips for Successful Gardening
In order to be successful and enjoy gardening as a hobby, it is important to take the time to do your research and prepare properly.
This means understanding what different types of plants and flowers require in terms of sunlight, water, soil type, fertilizer, etc. so that you can find the right conditions for each plant you choose to grow.
Additionally, you will also need to develop good gardening techniques such as pruning, weeding, and pest control to ensure that your plants stay healthy and thrive.
Resources for Learning More About Gardening
If you are interested in taking your gardening hobby to the next level, there are many great resources available for learning more about different aspects of gardening.
Online forums, community gardens, and local nurseries can all be excellent places to find information on topics like plant selection, container gardening tips, and new techniques for boosting your yields.
Additionally, you may also consider taking a gardening course or pursuing certification in your city or state.
No matter what path you choose, just be sure to stay curious about the world of gardening and continue learning and growing along with your plants!
Why We Love DIY Gardening
We Get To Use Battery-Driven Power Tools & DIY Gardening
We love using power tools, and we love how our yard turns out after we use them to clean up the yard and the curb appeal!
From downed trees to fallen branches, we cut them up for future use in our firepit!
We’ve invested in a battery-driven power chain saw that is easier than worrying about gas!
Now we keep spare batteries charged and the tools require no gas.
Less money to run, cleaner air pollution, and tools on-demand without stopping momentum making it a total win if you ask me.
So my tip in case it did not bite you right in the nose…. battery-powered outdoor tools!
Check out this 40V Brushless Chainsaw — it’s a gem you want in your toolbox
Pruning UP There and In Other Awkward Spots – NO ladder required with DIY Gardening
Each season we begin with pruning and end with pruning. Omitting dead weight allows the trees and shrubs to flourish.
The benefit of gardening in this instance is fuller, healthier bushes!
Pruning and trimming tall trees happens in the Spring and Fall.
We keep things simple and you can see how we do this.
In fact, we never leave the ground when we use this RYOBI Power Tool to trim and cut back limbs, branches, etc.
Pruning and Trimming without leaving the ground article
Working on our property, we attempt to maintain a great balance of green for privacy and wildlife.
Since we have kids that play in the yard, there are also daunting branches that need to go.
We eliminate these however we compost them!
The Deer and Our Love-Hate Relationship with DIY Gardening
Every spring and fall we add more deer-resistant plants, but somehow the plants are not so deer resistant. We plant, they eat, le sigh!
We’ve learned that the DEER will eat almost anything.
Deer are beautiful, yet destructive, incredible but awful and they are very bold!
Part of the benefits of gardening or our DIY Gardening has educated us on how to use a deer-resistant spray to maintain our vegetation and shrubs!
Hands-on education is truly one of the benefits of gardening especially after conquering issues!
Our line of trees was to be deer-resistant but instead, they have become a fan favorite of the deer.
Morning, noon, and night, my trees that number 15+ at 20 ft+ are all being gnawed at as though the best vegetarian buffet ever!
In fact, it seems as though we have attracted deer friends instead of repelling walking trail traffic that aligns with our home property which was the intent.
The Deer feast on the base of the trees up to the 10-foot marker, which is right at the area that lets everyone see right into our yard.
Using Deer Repellant In A Sprayer
To solve our deer issue, we have been relying heavily on a deer repellant and our battery-driven sprayer.
The deer repellant is neither harmful to people nor pets, but it does repel!
Gaining a simple RYOBI power tool that sprays without continual arm power and pumping is a plus!
Yard, Flowers & other DIY Gardening Tips!
There is always an area in the yard that needs to be reseeded.
It can’t be helped.
Weather, through the winter or placement of summer equipment, can create lawn burnout.
Re-Seeding a lawn is easy and we always keep seed on hand.
Once planted we make sure to water enough that it is maintained without flooding it.
A reliable light sprinkler does the job!
Bulbs & Planting
Planting bulbs in the Spring for Fall and Fall for Spring is a regular chore.
However, I plant bulbs in plants, borders, and beds for pops of color!
Initially, there is a bit of work to plant bulbs.
You have to locate the right area, and lighting and make sure you plant it during the right season.
Additionally, bulbs are perennial or annual, so make sure you know what you are choosing.
The end result of the bit of work is those color pops that you might forget about UNTIL you see them!
My Planting Schedule is like this.
In fact, I plant lilies in the spring for a June/July bloom time.
Also, I plant Gladiolus, Caladium, Dahlias, and Sunflower seeds in the spring for summer to late fall blooms.
Then, of course, there are those bulbs that are perennial and I plant them once and not again!
My perennials are my pride and joy and range from tulips to daffodils and hyacinths.
Use DIY Gardening To Reap the Benefits of Gardening A True Education
I use DIY Gardening as a means of relaxation, a way to step back from the very social media-driven world I live in.
But we use the benefits of gardening to beautify our property, and curb appeal while learning how to use the products that are most advantageous to homeowners. ~ Dana XO