Learn techniques that can enable you to grow a more beautiful garden for yourself, your family or your work. Here you will find out the basic equipment and general techniques that are used in gardening so that your efforts are effective and efficient.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If your grass has more height, roots be able to grow more deeply in the soil, which will make for a stronger lawn and will have a higher resistance to drying out. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Knee pads are absolute miracle accessories if you work in a garden with plenty of low-growing plants. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Purchase a great pair of knee pads; they will provide a cushion for your knees while making gardening more comfortable.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. Fungus infections are common in overly moist plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
You should make sure to divide your irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
It only requires some research, lots of outside work, and a large amount of patience. But soon you will see the work begin to pay off, as the garden begins to grow.