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TIP! Do not improperly lay your new sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod.

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.

TIP! If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace.

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.

TIP! Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases.

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.

TIP! You should be cognizant of the peak time for harvesting your vegetables. Most vegetables have a relatively small harvesting window when they will taste best.

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.

TIP! To help them out, try poring leftover water from steamed vegetables on them. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth.

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.

TIP! When landscaping and gardening in autumn, choose plants and trees with vibrant colors. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be.

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.

TIP! Choose one plant and make it the focal point of your garden. In a well designed garden you should have a focal point so that your eyes will stay there.

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.

TIP! To deter meddlesome dogs from destroying your garden, you should use heavily scented substances around the perimeter. You can even use perfume! Using this will cover up the odors that your dog likes and will cut down on the intrigue of your landscaping for your furry friend.

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.

Updated: February 18, 2015 — 2:15 pm
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