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my desire to rid my body of stress I put on my gardening gloves and went
outdoor to do some hand pulling of weeds in the flower garden. Being outdoors and being productive is a good
way to cleanse your body of any negative energy and anxiousness.
I was gardening I could watch the birds at the ground feeder and in the
distance I saw groundhog posing on the river rock. The garden was alive with wildlife and with
biting bugs which I found took away from the good feelings I was getting from the garden.
My garden after a day of removing weeds
I perspire it seems the gnats go for my eyes and they are aggravating. I sprayed myself with deep woods off before
going outdoors but I do not spray my face.
So I went and got my protective glasses that I wear when I am painting
or doing other home improvement projects.
The glasses worked but then my ankle felt itchy and sure enough there
was a tick crawling on me.
The bugs in the garden were going against my stress free therapy so I
went to the shed to look for the natural pest control that I got at amazon.com
and found that the mosquito and other biting insects barrier was empty so I
went inside and put some diatomaceous earth food grade in a powder sugar shaker
and then went back to the garden to dust the gardens with the natural
earth food grade safely rids garden of biting bugs
it takes 20 minute for the DE food grade to kill any ticks, fleas, chiggers,
mites and ants that may be lurking in the garden. By tomorrow morning the garden pest will be
gone and I can resume my gardening therapy to get rid of stress.
really love gardening especially when I need to overcome stress or feeling of
anxiousness, but hate when the bugs bite me and make me feel itchy.
that the peak heat of the summer is here I make a point to get up at dawn so
that I can get whatever yard or garden work completed. During
this time I can weed the gardens, deadhead the flowers and water the
plants. However I need to wait a few
hours to use any of my electric or gas operated garden tools.
Watering lilac shrub in summer
was going to use the electric grass trimmer to manicure around the flower gardens
but decided to hold off on this project until next week when weather will be 20
degrees cooler. At 9:00 this morning the temperature was 89 degrees and I thought
it was too hot.
than that maintaining the garden, I find it is a full time job to keep the container and specialty gardens hydrated. The plants get a good watering in the
am with a soaker hose but come noon the top soil in containers and garden beds looks
like dust. So I am outdoors again in the
late afternoon to water the hosta, coleus
and fern plants because the heat of the summer is causing them to feel stress.
Cosmo flower like hot weather
Zinnia flowers grow best in hot sun
only plants in my garden
that are flourishing are the zinnias, cosmos and four O'clocks. These heat seeking plants are producing
multiple flowers and the plants do not bolt when the summer weather gets hot.