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. Now that you have found this list of tips, hopefully, you can come out a little more informed when it comes to horticulture, so that you can refine your methods and become a great gardener.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
When mowing the lawn, don’t mow the grass all the way down to the root. If your grass has more height, roots be able to grow more deeply in the soil, which will make for a stronger lawn and will have a higher resistance to drying out. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Don’t over-water your plants, and keep the soil around them aerated. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.
Split up the irises. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Split rhizomes with a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Plant immediately.
To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. When you place mulch around your plants, it keeps the ground more moist. In addition, mulch will help you to prevent weeds. Time and effort will be saved pulling out all the weeds.
When you boil vegetables, use the leftover water on your potted plants. 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. If you are having problems with fungus, you may find that sprinkling Chamomile tea on the plant is effective.
Easier than you expected, right? There is, of course, a vast amount of information out there on horticulture. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, it helps to have a place to start! Hopefully, this article has provided you with just that.