A garden makes a home look great but does even more than that. It’s not even necessary that you have a green thumb. It is something someone can do to add tranquility and peace to his or her house, as well as a way to appreciate life itself. The dividends you yield are considerable, in particular when you mature into a great gardener.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. If you allow your grass to grow a little longer, the roots will go down deeper into the dirt, helping the grass grow better and remain hydrated. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. 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. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.
Use this article to revive your garden. You will be glad you did when you see your plants alive and blooming. Gardening is a potentially life altering activity, but only if you permit it, so why not start now?