Many people have enjoyed the hobby of gardening for many years. Some do it for enjoyment, while others do it to put food on the table. Below, you’ll read some excellent tips to bring more of the enjoyment surrounding gardening into your daily life.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
Pick the correct soil to get the best results. You may need to alter the kind of soil you use based on the types of plants you intend to grow. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.
Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. You’ll save a ton of time if you don’t have to constantly pull out weeds.
If you are gardening for the first time ever, read and follow all directions and instructions that come with your chemicals and tools. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
Add some heather plants to your garden, to attract good insects. Bees are very attracted to heather. When heather is first formed during the spring, it’s an early nectar source. Heather beds are also attractive to bugs such as spiders and ground beetles that will kill pests. Protect yourself from being surprised by these bugs by donning gardening gloves before disturbing your heather beds.
As previously mentioned, gardening is something that has been enjoyed by many throughout the centuries. Back in the day, gardening was a necessary in order to survive. These days, it fulfills many purposes, including simple enjoyment, a small business enterprise or a way of adding extra food to the table. What you read here can make gardening more pleasant for you. Learn to appreciate the simple rewards gardening offers!