You may feel that the subject of horticulture is a bit daunting, but the truth is that you will have no problem learning all of the information and skills necessary to succeed. Now you know what you need to do, you can hopefully be more knowledgeable about gardening, so you can get more from it.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
A gardening tip you can use is; take rubbing alcohol and vinegar and use it to remove any salt deposits that have formed in clay pots. The salt deposits build up in clay pots where the plant sat outside for a while. Clean the pot with a mixture of white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water measured equally into a spray bottle. Scrub the pot with a brush to remove the salt residue. Thoroughly rinse the pot, and allow it to dry prior to planting another item in it.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. These scents overpower the garden’s scents, which causes your dog to lose interest.
Water your plants with some rainwater to be a ‘green’ gardener. A barrel or similar vessel can accumulate rainwater for you, saving you money off your monthly water bill by using a free natural resource. Try this alternative to help save you money and keep your garden natural.
Consider what particular vegetables are most often on your dining room table and include them when you plan your garden. Doing so will maximize the benefits of your horticulture efforts and area, as well as cut down on your grocery bills. Do not grow foods that the family will not consume, especially if you do not have the room for it.
You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
Bumble bees are great helpers in your garden, because they assist in pollinating your plants. Some bees are destructive, as is the case with carpenter bees that bore into wood to make their nests. Overall, bees are beneficial to your garden, and should be left to go about their merry way helping your garden grow.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. This tactic is better than utilizing plastic, because it will allow air to circulate.
You should think about adding evergreen plants that yield berries into your yard space. These evergreens will color your lawn, even when other flowers are not blooming. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.
Clearly, it’s not as difficult as you once believed. Just like any topic, horticulture is vast a subject which encompasses a plethora of information. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, it helps to have a place to start! With any luck, you’ve received that from this article.