Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? Sometimes it seems as if they have a secret to obtaining that lush garden. Producing beautiful flowers, delicious vegetables and a luscious landscape is within your reach. All you need is the proper information on how to correctly care for your plants. You can begin your quest for knowledge by reading this article for some horticulture advice.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. By amending your soils, you will help your plants grow and flourish.
As you can tell, most of these ideas don’t require a major expenditure of effort or funds. You simply need to decide what it is you want to achieve, then use the gardening knowledge you have acquired from this article to make it happen. Monitor how the plants in your garden respond to any new techniques that you choose to use. Do not waste time with something that does not look promising. While it may take time, with patience your beautiful garden will be admired by the whole neighborhood.