Are you jealous of how other gardens look? You probably want to know if your neighbor just has a green thumb, or a more practical method to keep his garden in such good shape. Truth be told, there is no real secret to creating a gorgeous garden. A little education is all you need to get better at gardening. Begin building your knowledge base by reading the gardening advice in this article.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This also helps tighten time between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. In addition, your small plants or groups of plants that are limited in number won’t become lost if you have a large garden.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Do you hate how fresh mint leaves grow and take over your lovely garden but still like them? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
You should divide irises. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. Plant immediately.
Don’t use pesticides that aren’t meant to kill specific types of garden pests. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Bugs that are good for your garden tend to be more susceptible to these types of pesticides, and using them could mean an increase in the pests you are actually trying to get rid of. This will cause a cycle to start where you will need to keep increasing the amount of pesticide you are using.
In conclusion, these gardening tips are easy to follow and simple to understand. Now that you have learned what to do, it is time to apply it. Pay heed to the response of the plants as you work with them. If one thing doesn’t work, try another. With patience and attention, your garden will become a source of pride for you and your neighborhood.