Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? Sometimes it seems as if they have a secret to obtaining that lush garden. Actually, a beautiful lawn and garden can be cultivated without the use of secrets or magic. All you need is the knowledge about how to care for your plants the right way. Begin your garden adventures by reading through this article to get some great horticulture advice.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Spray white vinegar onto those troubling weeds.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.
Most of these ideas are quite simple and require little advance skill. You just need some basic education on horticulture techniques, then you can put that education to good use. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. If you find that one thing does not work, you should try something different. With patience and love you can grow the best garden in your neighborhood.