Gardening can seem like too much to learn, but if you do a little research, it doesn’t end up seeming so hard. Read on to learn some helpful tips to help educate you on the subject of horticulture, allowing you to become a more proficient gardener.
It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
Protect your plants from moisture on a daily basis. Excess moisture creates an appealing environment for disease and parasites. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Take advantage of gardening as a means to unwind. There are a variety of ways to achieve a state of inner peace. Of these, gardening is by far one of the most enjoyable and easiest to start. Without too much effort, you can enjoy great returns. Of course the highest return is the peace you will feel from having some time alone in your garden and growing your own plants.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. Use a large bucket, or wear rugged pants with several pockets. Keep your trowel, pruning shears and gloves handy so you can do your garden work quickly and easily.
Top all your garden beds with several inches of organic mulch. This is a simple method of discouraging weeds, retaining moisture, and adding excellent nutrients into the garden. What’s more, your garden will look professional all year.
Put coffee ground into your soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nutritional elements plants need, such as nitrogen. Using coffee grounds or any other source of nitrogen contributes to the growth of taller, fuller blooms.
Don’t let your organic gardening tasks stack up for very long. Sometimes it might prove difficult to get in a little horticulture time every day. However, you shouldn’t fret, as there are a few things you can do that can minimize the time you spend gardening when you do manage to get to it. Take the time to do a little weeding or something else that needs to be done each time you have to be outside keeping an eye on your dog, which for some can be several times a day.
That wasn’t so hard, right? Just like any topic, horticulture is vast a subject which encompasses a plethora of information. The hardest part is finding a place to start. With any luck, the guidance in this piece has been just that.