Why not learn something new about becoming a better gardener? You can have a good idea on what you need, this way you aren’t spending money on equipment you do not need, or on seeds that will not work in your environment.
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. So if you want your garden to provide plants that are as healthy as possible, you need a good quality soil that contains few chemicals and that can accumulate salts over time.
When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Do not mow your lawn too short. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.
Try to have a plan with your garden. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. The bulbs will naturally split in your hands, and after you replant them, will flower about a year later. You should split up rhizomes by utilizing a blade. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.
Fertilizing your garden is essential. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.
It just requires some effort and a bit of learning on your part, and of course, a whole lot of patience. However, while you watch something grow that you planted, the satisfaction will make it worthwhile.