Every gardener dreams of having a thriving garden. For some, this is a reality, for some it isn’t. If you want to achieve your dream of a beautiful garden, there are a few things to learn. Horticulture can require a large amount of ongoing work, although many find it to be fun, rewarding and even therapeutic. Read on for some advice to make horticulture easier and more fun.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Use a permanent marker to label distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.
Make sure to be weary of stink bugs whenever you garden, particularly during the fall months. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar can kill weeds! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. You can start planting now.
Divide irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.
If you are horticulture for the first time ever, read and follow all directions and instructions that come with your chemicals and tools. If you miss this easy step, you run the risk of harming yourself due to the chemicals that can irritate your skin. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your horticulture implements.
Gardening helps with relaxation. There are a variety of ways to find peace and relaxation on a personal level. Gardening is at the top of the list of ways to relax for many people. Gardening does not require a lot of dollars to start, and yields tremendous benefits. The best return on your investment is the feeling of happiness and tranquility from growing your own greenery.
Choose a specific plant to become your garden’s focal point. Any great garden design involves using a focal point to grab someone’s attention and keep it there. You want to choose a plant that will stand out, as opposed to blending in with the other plants adjacent to it.
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.