Do you always admire your neighbor’s pristine garden. You might think your neighbor has got a magic formula to their lovely garden. Actually, a beautiful lawn and garden can be cultivated without the use of secrets or magic. What is truth is that knowledge and information on how to properly love your plants is what is the key. Begin your search for gardening knowledge with the tips below and get ready to develop an even greener thumb.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. This tactic is better than utilizing plastic, because it will allow air to circulate.
Do you want fresh mint leaves without having to worry about them growing too quickly? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Divide your irises. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Plant immediately.
Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your horticulture implements.
You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. They add color to your yard, throughout the year. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.
As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. Now that you have learned what to do, it is time to apply it. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. Experimenting with already existing plants will only lead to disaster. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will envy.