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TIP! Properly put down your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod.

Horticulture is a great hobby that can be very rewarding in many ways. Regardless of what you grow, cultivating and caring for plants brings a special kind of satisfaction. The information below provides a little advice and a few pointers when it comes to both your garden, and the act of growing.

TIP! Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse.

Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.

TIP! Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight.

Transform your horticulture tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!

TIP! If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick.

Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.

TIP! Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think.

Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant 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! Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance.

Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.

 

TIP! Try to pour a bit of leftover water from your steamed veggies on them. Try adding used coffee grounds to the soil around plants that grow in acidic soil.

Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.

TIP! Always completely protect any cuts, or wait until they are healed before attempting any gardening, as this can introduce dirt or chemicals into the wound. A cut will likely become infected if it is exposed to dirt when gardening.

Do not cut your grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.

TIP! Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary.

If you’re growing veggies in the garden, they need to be in a spot that lets them get about six hours of sun daily. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. This is true for flowers as well.

TIP! Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. You should use a large pail and wear sturdy pants that have several pockets.

Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. Having a planting plan will help you correctly identify the young plants once they start to sprout. This is important, because different plants require different care.

TIP! Pine mulch can be highly effective under the right conditions. Many types of plants thrive in soil that has high acid levels.

Horticulture is a very interesting and rewarding activity. The benefits you gain from having a garden never end! You will have fresh veggies and beautiful flowers. By applying some of the advice you have learned, you can find a lot of joy from horticulture.

 
Updated: January 29, 2014 — 5:58 am
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