You need to know some basics related to improving your garden for your family, your business, or simply yourself. You can figure out everything you need, so you do not waste money on unnecessary equipment, or the wrong types of seeds for your environment.
A great horticulture tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. You can label distances using a permanent marker. You will never find yourself looking for a ruler thanks to this simple tip.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash also makes a great insect deterrent; simply use it as mulch around your shrub and tree seedlings. Natural materials and plants can be just as effective as chemical pesticides at keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!
It simply requires some research, some work, and some patience. However, while you watch something grow that you planted, the satisfaction will make it worthwhile.