Will your neighbor’s lawn always look better? You might imagine that all your neighbors have some top-secret formula that keeps their grass and garden looking so much better than yours. The truth is there’s no secret to a beautiful garden. Creating an amazing garden will take a little work and knowledge. Get started on your path to horticulture glory with this article full of helpful advice.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
Plan your garden before you plant it. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Split up your irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. You just need a bit of instruction on what to do, then the time to apply what you have learned. Observe the response of your plants to the various techniques you try. If you find a method is not working for you, discontinue it and try another way. With a little patience, you will end with a garden all of your neighbors will be jealous of.