Does the grass always look greener on the other side? Has your neighbor found the secret ingredients that makes their garden an eye-catching feature? Truth be told, there is no real secret to creating a gorgeous garden. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Begin your search for horticulture knowledge with the tips below and get ready to develop an even greener thumb.
Consider planting slug-proof perennials. Slugs and snails will quickly destroy your garden if you let them. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and spray the entire thing with Wilt-Proof. This will prevent rotting. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. It will also prevent weeds from growing. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.
When horticulture, try not to use broad-spectrum pesticides. In addition, these pesticides destroy the good insects which eat pests. Many times good bugs will be more sensitive to harmful pesticides than the ones you are trying to get rid of. If your good bug population goes down, your problem will only get worse. Your problem will only get worse and you will find yourself using more pesticides.
Plant with fall season color in mind. That need not be the case though! If you plan properly, you can make your fall garden the most colorful time of the year. Maple, beech, and dogwood display colors ranging from dark crimson to light yellow. Shrubs such as barberry, cotoneaster and hydrangea all have gorgeous fall foliage.
All of the gardening advice contained in the tips above is simple and relatively easy to implement. Use the things that you have learned here to help you make your garden better. Pay close attention to your plants as you try each method to see how they respond. If your thumb turns out to be brown rather than green, take corrective action. Have patience, and before you know it, your neighbors will be jealous of your garden.