Understanding all there is to know concerning gardening can be extremely mind-blowing. However, like other things in life, it can be thoroughly researched, learned, and taught to others. Now that you’ve read through these tips, you are more informed about gardening, so you can hone your skills and turn into a wonderful gardener.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. Healthy plants can better ward off pests and diseases. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.
Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
As is evident by the article you just read, gardening is not as difficult as it may have seemed at first glance. Just like anything else in life there is much to learn when it comes to gardening. Often, you only need a little mental nudge or insight that will empower you to get moving. So, hopefully, with the tips you learned you now have that ability.