There is much more to horticulture than just having something pretty to look at. It is not reserved for just a few select green thumbs. It is an activity which offers the gardener opportunities for achieving serenity and gaining a greater appreciation of life. The effects can be especially profound if gardening is something you excel at.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. You should choose your soil depending on the plants that you are going to plant. It’s also possible to make a fabricated area that contains only one type of soil.
If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Take what you learned from this article and bring your garden back to life. Once your garden is back to its blooming glory, you will feel gratified and renewed yourself. Gardening is a way of relieving stress and making the world a prettier place so go out and start growing things and bringing life back to the world.
Originally posted 2014-01-21 10:38:22.