If you have visions of a healthy, lush, green garden, there are things you should consider on your way to that goal. Although horticulture can be difficult, you can also find pleasure from it. Some basic tips will help make your work more efficient, making both the process and result more fun.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
CO2 is essential for growth. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. When it is exposed to high carbon dioxide levels, a plant has the best growing condition possible.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. 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.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.
Originally posted 2014-01-19 02:26:17.