Tending a garden is a relaxing past-time that can also serve as therapy. Knowing the right soil to get, which tools to purchase and when you should be planting are a few of the questions gardeners want to know. The tips you will find below will guide you through those questions and more.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. A spray solution is much easier to apply than to rid your garden of weeds by hand.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. It also prevents weed growth. That helps you save a great deal of effort and time in weed eradication.
Keep your garden free from broad-spectrum pesticides. These pesticides will also kill any beneficial insects that consume the pests you are trying to get rid of. The beneficial insects, which kill the pests, are much more sensitive to pesticides than the pests. Using them will reduce your population of good bugs, and increase the bad. This will cause a cycle to start where you will need to keep increasing the amount of pesticide you are using.
There are many rewards to gardening, but in order to do it correctly, there is a lot that you must know. If you have the proper advice and you plan out your garden correctly, your garden can grow quickly. A beautiful garden requires the right tools, soil, water and sunlight.