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Great Tips And Advice For Giving Your Garden A Much Needed Lift.

TIP! Properly lay your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod.

There is a lot of information about gardening, but a little time and research will get you started. The tips you will find below will pave your way towards horticulture success.

Clay Soil

TIP! If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water.

Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.

When choosing plants, pick those that produce a high yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.

TIP! Separate irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden.

When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!

TIP! Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants.

Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Many veggies require this amount to properly grow at a faster pace. This is also true for some flowers.

TIP! When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Each kind of vegetable should be picked at a specific point for maximum flavor.

Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.

TIP! Don’t count the fall season out. It’s not necessary to think this way, however.

Split up the irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. Lift the dead bulbous irises. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Split rhizomes with a knife. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.

TIP! When you are organic gardening, ask your children to lend a hand. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.

Another way to help them grow is by watering them with the liquid that is left from cooking vegetables. For gardenias and rhododendrons, try putting your used coffee grounds or tea bags in the soil so they may acquire the acid they need for proper growth. Some types of plant fungus problems can be solved by sprinkling with chamomile tea.

TIP! When gardening, protecting your knees is important. Bending over from a standing position is something many people cannot do.

Broad-spectrum pesticides are really not the optimal choice for pest control in your garden. These kinds of pesticides kill the helpful insects that destroy the pests. In fact, beneficial insects are more likely to die than pests if you spray these types of pesticides. As the population of “good” bugs dwindles, your garden may become overrun with pests. In the end, you may resort to using even more pesticides in order to erase the problem.

TIP! Put used coffee grounds on the soil. Coffee grounds have a lot of nutrients that plants can use.

Clearly, it’s not as difficult as you once believed. Like other subjects, horticulture has a ton of knowledge available. Sometimes, you just need some advice about where to begin in order to start working in your garden. The advice you read probably provided that, so start that garden right now!

Updated: April 29, 2019 — 9:55 pm
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