Useful Garden Ideas

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The Best Information About Horticulture That Exists

Do you always admire your neighbor’s pristine garden. You may think your neighbor is harboring a secret about having such a healthy garden. Planting a garden does not have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. All you need is some knowledge on the proper care of your garden’s plants. You can begin your quest for knowledge by reading this article for some horticulture advice.

Bees can help your garden because of their pollinating skills. There are a few out there that can do more harm than good. Carpenter bees are one such exception because they can damage wood as they make their nests. Overall, most bees will help you, so it is best if you leave them alone.

Get more value out of your property. When you landscape, you can get one of the highest returns. Some plants can even raise your home value about 20%. Different plants thrive in different environments, so be sure to invest in plants that are low in moisture, and will flourish in your garden.

Re-potting is required by some varieties of houseplants, while others dislike it when you disturb their roots. You can easily check which of your plants need re- potting by turning them upside down, tapping their container until the plant willingly falls out. If all you see are mostly roots, the plant needs a new pot. However, if only a tiny amount of roots show or even none at all, then your plant is probably doing fine in the original pot.

When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.

Stay Outside

The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

If you know what a chicken tractor is, then consider utilizing one to prepare your future garden with fertilizer. A chicken tractor means a moveable chicken coop that has an open floor, as well as a sheltered area. The chickens can eat plant matter and insects, then the fertilizer is dropped right on the ground. Once finished with one area, you can move the tractor to another and continue the process.

Broad-spectrum pesticide is not a good garden choice. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. Beneficial bugs are usually several orders more sensitive to the things you spray than the pests you are trying to kill, so you might wind up dropping the good bug populace and open the door to pest population growth. This might result in you having to use even more pesticides to get rid of the pests.

Most of these ideas are quite simple and require little advance skill. Use the things that you have learned here to help you make your garden better. Monitor the response of your plants when you apply these tips. If one thing fails, give another a go. With a little patience, you will end with a garden all of your neighbors will be jealous of.

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