There is a lot of information you must learn before taking your garden and turning it into a masterpiece. There is much fun and much work involved in gardening. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making gardening more fun and less work!
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Plants will respond with maximum growth if they have the amount of CO2 they require. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. You can start planting now.
Divide irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Replant right away.
Pest control can become a major issue. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven’t been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. Research the methods available for eliminating garden pests organically. When you catch a potential infestation early, the solution may be as simple as picking the pests off of your plants with your fingers.
When gardening, don’t use any broad-spectrum pesticides. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Good bugs are often more sensitive to pesticides than their bad counterparts, so if the population of good bugs goes down, the pest problem can grow. This will cause a cycle to start where you will need to keep increasing the amount of pesticide you are using.
Plant with fall season color in mind. That doesn’t have to be it though. When it comes to brightly colored foliage, fall is an amazing time of year. Maple trees, Dogwood, and Beech trees exist in lots of Fall colors that range from deep crimson to yellow. Add even more color to your garden by planting shrubs such as hydrangea, barberry or cotoneaster.
When you are horticulture out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. Make sure you wear a wide brimmed hat along with sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower your chances of getting skin cancer, as well as prevent premature aging from sun damage.
Prior to working in the garden, make sure any cuts on your hands heal completely, or shield any cuts from contact with chemicals and dirt. A cut may become badly infected if it’s exposed to a lot of dirt or grime when you garden. The key is to use bandages capable of covering cuts in their entirety.
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.