Does your neighbor’s garden put yours to shame? You probably want to know if your neighbor just has a green thumb, or a more practical method to keep his garden in such good shape. Creating and maintaining a quality garden doesn’t require secret knowledge. All it takes is knowledge on how to take care of your plants properly. Start learning new tips and read this article to gain gardening knowledge.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Mix the grounds of coffee in soil that has a lot of alkaline. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. When you can eliminate excess alkaline from the soil, it makes what you are growing much healthier. This means your veggies will taste better, and your flowers will be more vibrant than ever.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.
It’s pretty easy to see that these tips don’t require too much effort to follow. Use the things that you have learned here to help you make your garden better. Pay heed to the response of the plants as you work with them. If you find a method is not working for you, discontinue it and try another way. Be patient, and before long, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors.