Use this article to find some ideas on how to grow a better garden this year. Determine what you need so you don’t spend money on equipment you do not need, or on seeds that don’t work in your area.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Depending on what type of plants you have, your soil may or may not be adapted. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
Plants will respond with maximum growth if they have the amount of CO2 they require. Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You could also place something that will cause your cat to go away from your plants, such as citrus peels or mothballs.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
A little bit of research will go a long way, especially when you pair it with patience. All the work will be worthwhile, when you experience the satisfaction of a thriving garden established by your own effort.