Square Foot Gardening

Learn How To Garden In Small Gardens

Make Your Garden Flourish With These Tips

 

TIP! Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier.

If lush and vibrant plants growing in your personal garden are something that you aspire to, then a number of things need to be taken into consideration for you to reach that dream. While gardening is lots of work, it is also enjoyable! This article has some advice for having more fun and less work in your garden.

Healthy Soil

TIP! There are home solutions available to combat the powdery mildew you may find on your plants. Mix a little liquid soap and baking soda in water.

Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.

TIP! For a garden that thrives, choose the right type of soil. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose.

For a garden that thrives, choose the right type of soil. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.

TIP! Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee.

For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.

TIP! When you are tending your garden in the fall, be on the alert for stink bugs. Stink bugs prefer peppers, beans, tomatoes, and various varieties of fruits.

As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!

TIP! Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.

As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.

TIP! Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out.

 

Before you start planting your garden, plan it! This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.

Knee Pads

TIP! Consider planting evergreens that produce berries in your yard. They add color to your yard, throughout the year.

Get gardening knee pads if you have low-growing plants. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while horticulture, which can result in knee pain. Investing in a comfortable pair of knee pads made specifically for gardening can really reduce the pain you may feel from the pressure of being on your knees for extended periods.

TIP! If you have a vegetable garden, it can be quite difficult to decide what to do about pest control. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals.

Always fertilize your garden. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are many fertilization methods out there; the type is not quite as important as actually using something.

TIP! After your seeds sprout, the containers do not need to stay as warm as they once did. As your plants grow, move them away from the source of heat.

To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. You can transplant the seedlings outside after they are sturdy enough.

TIP! Make gardening efficient. By having your tools in one location, you will not spend hours looking for them.

Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides in the garden. Besides killing the insects you don’t want, this type of pesticide will also kill beneficial insects. Beneficial bugs usually have more sensitivity towards pesticides than bad ones. Therefore, if the number of beneficial bugs drops, the problem with pests can get bigger. As a result, gardeners often have to resort to using more toxic pesticides to get rid of garden pests.

TIP! Be aware of spacing considerations when you are first planting your organic garden. Plants take up quite a bit of space as they grow, and it’s easy to underestimate just how much.

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.

 
Square Foot Garden © 2017 Frontier Theme