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TIP! Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden.

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. Hopefully, these tips will help you to improve your gardening skills and become an expert gardener.

TIP! When mowing the lawn, don’t mow the grass all the way down to the root. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger.

If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.

TIP! Irises should be divided. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants.

When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. When you finish this, you can plant!

TIP! Place organic mulch close to your vegetables. Mulch helps the soil surrounding the plants remain moister for a longer time.

If you are a first time gardener, it is important that you follow all of the instructions on all of your tools and chemicals. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation. Keep your health intact and follow the directions to the letter.

TIP! Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. These pesticides will also kill any beneficial insects that consume the pests you are trying to get rid of.

Be sure to buy a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool that you can use for your garden. Gardening can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. As well, horticulture can involve some heavy lifting and moving, so a strong wheelbarrow can really make that aspect much more effortless.

TIP! Gardening is an incredible method of relaxing. There are numerous avenues to pursue when attempting to find your personal peace and relaxation.

Controlling pests can be quite challenging when trying to grow a healthy, hardy vegetable garden. Avoid using a bunch of harsh chemical pesticides in your garden. Don’t forget you intend on eating these vegetables. Remain alert in order to control garden pests. If you catch pests right away, the easiest way to eradicate them is to pick them off plants by hand.

TIP! Try using coffee grounds on the soil. These coffee grounds have many nitrogenous nutrients that your plants could use.

Water your garden wisely. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Turn the water on at low pressure so your delicate plants will not be damaged by the soaker hose. You can go about your business and leave your soaker hose at work for an hour or two.

TIP! When planting seeds, you should bury them three times as deep as their actual size. There are exceptions, however.

Not as difficult as you thought, right? Just like anything else in life there is much to learn when it comes to horticulture. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, it helps to have a place to start! You should hopefully get what you can from these tips.

Updated: September 16, 2013 — 8:12 pm
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