Does the grass always look greener on the other side? Maybe you worry that your neighbor knows the secret to a beautiful garden, and you don’t. The fact is, there is no secret in getting a beautiful garden. All you need is the right knowledge on how to care for your plants properly. Begin building your knowledge base by reading the gardening advice in this article.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
A typical English garden combines various plants of differing heights in a single bed. If you only use uniform plants, your bed will look boring and flat.
Two items you need to invest in when working in a garden are a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool. Spending lots of time close to the ground while working tends to be hard on your knees, that is why it is important to have a portable and lightweight garden stool that you can use for comfort. Gardeners usually need a wheelbarrow to move the heavy dirt and other objects so they are a good item to buy.
Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Pest control is one of the hardest things about growing a vegetable garden. You can’t use chemicals as they’re the last thing you want to be eating when you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Persistence and care is a much better solution for pest control, but many avoid it because it actually requires some work on their behalf. If you discover the pests when they first infest your plants, the best way to remove them is to pick them off manually.
Plant slug-proof perennials. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. Young plants with smooth and tender leaves are their favorite. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
You can prevent pests from invading your garden with certain plants and natural materials. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
The best way to start a garden is from first principles: seeds. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.
In conclusion, these horticulture tips are easy to follow and simple to understand. All it takes is applying what you have learned after boning up on some basic techniques. Monitor your plants carefully to assess whether you are getting the results you want from certain techniques or approaches. Do not waste time with something that does not look promising. With patience and love you can grow the best garden in your neighborhood.