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Learning about horticulture can be very overwhelming, but just like anything else, it can also be very easily researched, taught, and learned. With the tips you have just read through you should now have a better idea and feel a little more confident when you think about horticulture. Work your way through them and before you know it you’ll be a great gardener.

Knee Pads

Knee pads are a gardener’s friend when caring for plants low to the ground. Without pads, you may have pain in your knees from spending too much time kneeling on the hard ground. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.

One great tip for gardening is to remember to store your tools safely, especially if you are living in a busy area. Do not leave valuable property lying around, as it is always possible for thieves to strike, even just for the sake of grabbing things that belong to someone else.

Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.

Water is crucial if you want a healthy garden. Just like people, plants require water for their survival. In the height of the summer months, soil can dry out very quickly, so a garden needs to be watered regularly. Watering the garden properly will help the garden look its best.

If you want your garden to be off-limits to your dog, spray a scented perimeter around it using things like old perfumes or aftershave. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.

Laying mulch is a wonderful way to keep your garden vibrant. Mulching can also reduce the rate at which water in the garden soil evaporates and make weeds less likely to grow.

Baking Soda

If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.

You don’t have to plant just for spring and summer. Consider what are often beautiful colors in the fall. Fall, though, can still be an interesting time for trees. The brightest season of the year when it comes to foliage is fall. Maple trees come in a variety of fall colors ranging from yellow to deep crimson, as do Beech trees and Dogwood. Some vibrant shrubs include hydrangea, barberry, and cotoneaster.

To give them a boost, pour out any leftover water from steaming or boiling vegetables on the plants or soil around them. You can also acidify soil for rhododendrons, gardenias and more by using coffee or tea grounds. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.

Your garden can really benefit from evergreens featuring berries. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.

Not as difficult as you thought, right? Just like any topic, gardening is vast a subject which encompasses a plethora of information. Sometimes, you need a starting place. With the tips provided in this article, you have the knowledge to start your own garden.

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