Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? It may feel as if your neighbor is performing some kind of magic to make their yard look so good. There is not a secret behind having a wonderful garden. What is truth is that knowledge and information on how to properly love your plants is what is the key. You can start to increase your gardening knowledge today by reading the information below.
Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. This can give your seedlings the advantage they need to survive and reach adulthood. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. As soon as the mature plants are removed, you can replace them with fresh seedlings.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
The advice in this article shouldn’t be difficult to understand and learn from. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, then you are ready to put these ideas into motion in your own garden. Pay close attention to your plants as you try each method to see how they respond. Experimenting with already existing plants will only lead to disaster. After some time, your neighbors will be envious of you!