Do you always think that things are better somewhere else? Has your neighbor got a secret which makes their garden look so much better than yours? In truth, having a great looking garden does not require any secret techniques. What is truth is that knowledge and information on how to properly love your plants is what is the key. Begin your search for gardening knowledge with the tips below and get ready to develop an even greener thumb.
To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This covers up the smells that bring dogs to gardens in the first place, which means dogs are less likely to enter the garden.
Pick your vegetables when the temperature is moderate to avoid bruising them. See to it that you cut their connection to the vine as opposed to twisting them, because twisting could hurt the plant.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Water your plants with some rainwater to be a ‘green’ gardener. Using a special rain barrel or other workable container to capture rainwater can save money on monthly water bills, and make the best use of your naturals resources. Have a natural garden, and keep it cheap, with this great alternative.
Add more value to your property. Out of any home improvement project, a beautifully landscaped garden will give you the best return. Some investments on plants can increase the value of your property when you resell by twenty percent or more. Get plants for your yard and garden that are low moisture, and well suited to your environmental conditions.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
If you need to make compost, store old plants and organic elements in plastic garbage bags. Fall is a prime season for doing this, especially after your leaves have all been raked. Make sure to put the bag somewhere warm. In the spring, this will be the ideal material to include in your compost pile.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. Just apply the lessons outlined here and assess their effectiveness in your own garden. Pay attention to how your plants respond to the methods that you use. If one method does not deliver good results, try the next one. With a little patience, you will end with a garden all of your neighbors will be jealous of.