If you have a flair for nature and its humble offerings, read this article to learn how to cultivate this beauty in your home.
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Whether you are a nature lover or not, we all need oxygen to survive. In the current circumstances, we are all victims of the vicious COVID-19 virus, making house planting the next big thing. Sitting trapped indoors not only deprived us of the morning air and a nice run to start our day, but also left us with an enormous amount of free time. So let's use it to our advantage and grow your own plants for numerous benefits.
How do you choose the plants for your home?
What are the first three properties that come to mind when you think of indoor plants? Let me tell you my answer – less sunlight, less watering, and less maintenance. Nobody loves the duties as well as the problems associated with planting houses. This also includes nature lovers like me, who would rather live in a tree house in a secluded deep forest than in a perfectly air-conditioned and high-tech apartment. Therefore, it is preferable to choose the plants that meet the above criteria. If you want to appreciate every nuance of nature's beauty, maybe think about the shades and colors that different flowers bring in. For people with a flair for drama, I recommend using any flower from violet to red. That would turn your whole house to heaven.
When it comes to violets, I can think of cascading plants like no other. The Aubrieta Royal Violet flowers will completely change the look of your home. It can grow over walls and also withstand low levels of solar radiation. However, the flowers bloom best when the sun is at its brightest and when growing in well-drained soil. If you don't have enough space to fill your house with flowers but want something for your desktop table, don't worry! Wandering Jews do the job for you. Check out this page for some stunning multi-colored houseplants that are enough to get you into a trance.
The health benefits of houseplants
Not only do houseplants have the charisma to add glamor to your home, but they also have several health benefits. Their simple property is that they absorb carbon dioxide from the room and fill the place with oxygen. So you breathe fresh air longer. If this is your main concern, Syngonium, Spider Plant, Money Plant, Wandering Jew, Purpleheart Anthurium, Areca Palm, Dieffenbachia, and Cacti are good choices for you.
Steps for Adding Plants to Your Home
Are you already feeling inspired? If so, your first task is to prepare for your upcoming garden. The basic tools for gardening are a small garden trowel, watering can, gardening gloves, and so on. Before purchasing any of these products, please visit greeneryguide.com for full details on each of these products.
How do I prepare the ground?
The next step is to prepare the floor. Whether or not you can tolerate the smell of fertilizers, you have to admit that it is the staple food for all plants. Fortunately, the ingredients for one of the best fertilizers are very inexpensive. In fact, they are at your home right now. You just have to assemble them. From now on, collect all your plastic waste and organic waste such as fruit and vegetable peel in separate bins.
Take a large container and drill a few holes in the container to allow air to enter. Put a layer of soil on the bottom of the container. Mix your organic waste with dried organics like dry leaves or wood. Now pour this mixture over the soil layer. Cover this with some plastic wrap to trap the heat and moisture inside. Sprinkle some water over the mixture every few days until your fertilizer is ready.
When your fertilizer is ready, it's time to mix your soil with the fertilizer. When you're done with this, let it sit for a few days, and then you can plant the seeds or a small section of your desired plant. Remember, you need to add the fertilizer every 2-3 weeks to keep the soil fertile. The above method of preparing the soil works wonders if you want to plant some vegetation in your garden. What a nice way to cut your monthly expenses while staying healthy at the same time!
Pest control and cleaning
Now that you are on your way to a beautiful, nature-inspired home, it's time for the not-so-enjoyable part which is keeping it nice and tidy and keeping the pesky bugs away. As soon as you start this planting journey, you will notice a gigantic increase in the number of pests in your home. So be prepared for this by making a neem solution. Mix two tablespoons of neem oil with two to three teaspoons of insecticidal soap and pour them into a gallon of water. Spray the solution on the plants and pour something on the ground to remove any pest eggs that have been laid.
Be ready to double your cleaning time for tidying up. Hobbies may be exhausting, but the results make it worth it. The best advice would be to consider your place for the plantation. Decorate the entire area with plants, but don't overdo it. Vertical gardens offer a lot more space when you have limited space in the garden. Keep a separate cleaning supply for this room so you don't mess up your whole house in the process. Do not hesitate. It can be overwhelming, but piling it up doesn't get any better. Remember, this is what you are doing to add natural beauty to your space. You can also add fairy lights to take your game to the next level. Check this out if you want to learn more about renovating with plants.
Let's go, guys! Hope you have some house planting ideas to get you started. I urge you to follow these steps to create a beautiful home, give back to the environment, and leave your neighbors in absolute awe.