Gardening is something people have loved doing for centuries. Some people do it as a hobby, while others do it to feed their family. You can get even more joy out of gardening after reading this article.
When choosing plants, pick those that produce a high yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. You can start planting now.
Be sure to buy a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool that you can use for your garden. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can be used to add acidity to your soil for plants like gardenias and rhododendrons. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
Choose one plant to be the focal point. To create an attractive garden design, arrange a focal point to draw attention. Mostly it is a distinctive plant that sets it apart from the neighboring plants and flowers.
To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This kind of scent is going to mask the scents your dog is attracted to. If your dog has no interesting smell to follow, the garden will not be a tempting place.
As discussed earlier, gardening has been a popular activity for thousands of years. Long ago, gardening was a necessity and a routine part of life. Now, people do it for pleasure, need and even profit. Read on to find tips and tricks to help you turn gardening from a chore to a joy. Appreciate the rewards of gardening!