If you dream of having green, beautiful, and healthy plants in your very own garden, there are lots of things you should probably think about in order to achieve that goal. There is much fun and much work involved in horticulture. Here are a few tips to make your horticulture more fun and less work!
Make sure that you take time to properly plant any seeds that you buy. Start by getting the soil good and moist. You should then spread the seeds evenly, and make sure they have room to grow. The seeds should be planted at least 3 times deeper than the seed’s depth. Some seeds require light for growing and must not be buried.
You can attract the insects you need by planting heather. Bees like it because it gives them nectar in the springtime. Spiders, ground beetles and other useful insects are drawn to heather beds because they don’t tend to get jostled around. Because of this, you should put on a pair of gloves when it’s time to prune the heather.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. Fungi is very common. You can rid your garden of fungi with fungicidal sprays. However, it is best to treat your garden before there are problems.
Plant items with fall color. Fall, though, can still be an interesting time for trees. The brightest season of the year when it comes to foliage is fall. There are many variations in leaf color with different varieties of Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees that can give you lively yellows and deep crimsons. Cotoneaster, barberry and hydrangea can provide vibrant color if you are considering shrubs for your garden.
Make sure any open cuts are completely protected from dirt and chemicals before you go to work in your garden. A cut or abrasion can become infected if it is not properly protected from dirt, pesticides and other irritants. These days, bandages are available that can totally seal the cut.
Keep track of your garden by creating and maintaining a planting calendar. A planting calendar tells you which varieties you will plant in each season. Having a schedule will allow you to prepare by making the purchases you need when you need them. This planting calendar may be created on the computer, or it can be a piece of paper.
If you need to make compost, store old plants and organic elements in plastic garbage bags. Autumn is a great time for you to do this due to the fallen leaves. Put the bagged leaves somewhere that is warm. Now, when the springtime rolls around, you have some great material to mix in with your compost.
If you are new to horticulture, make sure you read and follow all the directions on any tool or chemical you use. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.