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TIP! Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. Normally, hybrid plants that are disease-resistant and cold-tolerant have a greater yield than traditional varieties.

Horticulture lets you grow beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables just outside your door. Fresh produce from your own garden free from pesticides is the best way to enjoy delicious vegetables. This article will provide a few wonderful horticulture tips so you get the most out of your garden.

TIP! Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful.

Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

TIP! You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water.

Transform your horticulture tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.

TIP! Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season.

You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. These biennials and annuals are fast-growing, and they allow you to brighten up your flower bed with a change for each season. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.

TIP! Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging.

When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.

TIP! Give peas a head start by sprouting them indoors. Pea seeds tend to germinate much better when planted indoors, before being moved to an outside garden.

For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.

TIP! Make sure to water your garden properly. Put down the watering can or garden hose, and spread out a time-saving soaker hose instead.

Read instructions on new gardening chemicals and tools before you use them. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Be careful when it comes to your body, and always follow directions.

 

TIP! Always protect yourself from the sun when you are outdoors working in the garden; you can do this by wearing clothes that will shield you from the sun. Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Invest in a quality wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool if gardening work is going to happen often. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees, so a lightweight and portable garden stool will make gardening more comfortable. Gardening also requires transporting heavy objects and lots of dirt, so purchasing a wheelbarrow can be a very smart investment.

TIP! Try to put an aspirin in the water to get rid of plant diseases. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution.

To defend your garden from errant dogs, spray something with a strong scent, including aftershave or old perfume around the perimeter of the garden. This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.

TIP! Keep your plants in a warm, moist environment, if possible. This is the optimum temperature to ensure strong growth.

If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.

TIP! Though organic farming can present challenges that traditional farming with the use of chemicals does not, harvesting the crops is reward itself for the hard work. Although the chemicals may claim greater results, using organic methods to tame your garden will do less harm to your body, and the environment.

If you are horticulture with a cut, make sure that you adequately protect it from dirt and chemicals. Open wounds can easily get infected while horticulture because you’re exposing yourself to dirt, bacteria and germs. However, there are bandages available that will seal the cut completely. Using these should protect the cut from any infection while horticulture.

TIP! Soil health can be improved by adding mulch. A couple of inches of mulch will protect what lies beneath it.

It can be easy to prepare the soil in a perennial garden. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.

TIP! Mulch should be added to your flower bed and garden using at least 3 inches of material that is organic. This will help your garden by adding nourishment to the soil, holding in moisture levels, inhibiting the growth of unsightly weeds, and creating a noticeably more professional look.

This article should have helped you understand the value of growing fresh food in your very own backyard garden. Serving a meal that includes the vegetables and fruit you grew in your own garden will leave you feeling satisfied. Gardening should be a fun, relaxing and enjoyable hobby that you can share with others.

 
Updated: March 13, 2016 — 12:55 pm
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