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TIP! To defend your garden from errant dogs, spray something with a strong scent, including aftershave or old perfume around the perimeter of the garden. Using this will cover up the odors that your dog likes and will cut down on the intrigue of your landscaping for your furry friend.

Horticulture may seem very involved and confusing, but if you put in a little study and a lot of practice, you will soon know your way around. This article contain a collection of horticulture ideas and some horticultural advice that will help you to embark on your journey towards becoming an excellent gardener.

TIP! Having healthy soil in your garden will help your plants avoid insect pests. Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects.

Plan your garden before you plant it. This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.

TIP! Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. In contrast to wrapping the plant with plastic, this method promotes air circulation, which stops the plant from rotting.

TIP! Give them a nutritious drink by using the water that you boiled your veggies in. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias.

Divide your irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. You can split the Rhizomes production by cutting off thin portions from the exterior and discarding the remaining insides. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.

TIP! Plant dwarf fruit trees in small gardens. While many city lots especially have small gardens, it’s so easy to find some room for these tiny little fruit trees.

Try to curb a snail problem by mixing water and ammonia. The ammonia will be converted to beneficial nitrogen and will not hurt your plants. It does kill snails in your garden, which will stop them from damaging your beds. Add this mixture to your everyday gardening routine, and you will see amazing results in no time.

TIP! Keep track of your garden by creating and maintaining a planting calendar. Use it as a reference to find out what you can plant for each season.

Humidity may be necessary for some houseplants to grow. Place your plant in a large pot with a lot of compost or stones to enhance humid conditions. You can also create a more humid environment by placing a variety of plants into the same pot. Mist your plants with some water a few times a day to create humidity.

TIP! You can get new plants from root cuttings. Cut the roots in the winter, while they are dormant.

Some houseplants occasionally need to be re-potted, and others will react poorly if their roots are disturbed. To see whether a plant needs more growing room, first remove it from its pot by turning it upside down and gently sliding it loose. If the plants roots take up much of the space in the dirt, you need to plant it in a larger pot. If the roots you see are minimal, or you can’t see them at all, there is no need to upgrade the pot size.

TIP! To make sure the roots of your large plants (trees and shrubbery) have a strong development, plant them in the fall. The ground is somewhat warm when compared to the temperature of the air, and the plants are stripped of their leaves, the root system can get all of the plant’s resources and create a strong foundation.

That wasn’t so hard, right? As with many other subjects, there is a ton of advice out there for every aspect of gardening. Sometimes, if you figure out where to begin, it’s easy to “jump right in”. Hopefully, this article has provided you with just that.

Updated: April 26, 2013 — 2:27 pm
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