Learning about horticulture can be very overwhelming, but just like anything else, it can also be very easily researched, taught, and learned. Now you know what you need to do, you can hopefully be more knowledgeable about horticulture, so you can get more from it.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. Sunny areas in the middle of shrubs and perennials can be filled in nicely with these plants. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a horticulture spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. 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.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungi are parasites that are common in the plant world. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your horticulture.
Think about planting evergreen plants that will produce berries in the backyard. This will aid in giving your garden great color, even during the winter when other plants have lost their colors. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.
Hopefully, you can now see that becoming a great gardener is not as difficult as you first feared. Like anything else, gardening has a lot of information that can be learned and applied. Sometimes, you just need some advice about where to begin in order to start working in your garden. With luck, you got such a spark from something in this article.
Originally posted 2014-06-02 03:49:03.