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TIP! Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night.

A lot of people think tending a garden is totally beyond them, but that’s true only for people who don’t do their research. The right information could help anyone be a master gardener. Use the horticulture tips you learn in the following article to instantly become a better gardener.

TIP! Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones.

When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.

TIP! Choose the right soil for best results. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted.

The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee. Using that report, you can amend your soil as needed for a thriving garden. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.

TIP! There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage.

Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.

TIP! There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds.

It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.

TIP! Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist.

When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. If you allow your grass to grow a little longer, the roots will go down deeper into the dirt, helping the grass grow better and remain hydrated. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.

TIP! Familiarize yourself with the optimum harvesting time of your vegetables. Each type of vegetables has its own ideal time for picking for the best flavor.

If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.

 

TIP! When gardening, don’t use any broad-spectrum pesticides. These kinds of pesticides kill the helpful insects that destroy the pests.

Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. If you have a few potted shrubs, they should be shielded from the wintry weather. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.

TIP! Gardening helps with relaxation. There are a variety of ways to find peace and relaxation on a personal level.

Take the time to spread around five centimeters of organic mulch near your vegetable plants. The mulch will add beneficial moisture to your soil. It will also dramatically decrease weed growth. You will save time by not pulling weeds.

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

If you have a problem with your dog disturbing your garden, you can repel him by spraying perfume or other scents on the grass near the edge. This can help mask any scents which attract animals so pets will now avoid the garden.

TIP! You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. This practice is an easy way to discourage weeds, retain moisture, and add valuable nutrients to your garden.

Make sure that you wear appropriate clothing when you garden so as to avoid any sun damage. Clothing should keep your skin covered, and don’t forget to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you shield your skin from the sun correctly, your risk of sunburn and cancers will go down.

TIP! Pine can be a wonderful mulch. Some garden plants have a higher acidity, and prefer a more acidic soil.

Heat softens vegetables, so you can damage them immensely by pulling them out of the ground or cutting them off vines when it is too hot outside. See to it that you cut their connection to the vine as opposed to twisting them, because twisting could hurt the plant.

TIP! Consider using botanical pesticides to keep the pest that plague your garden under control. Natural insecticides are often more powerful than ones that have chemicals in them.

As stated previously, gardening can be simple if you understand its basics. With the right gardening advice, like the advice featured in the tips above, you can start creating landscape masterpieces in your own back yard.

 
Updated: January 13, 2016 — 9:00 pm
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