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TIP! Properly lay your sod. Start by preparing your soil with care.

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.

TIP! You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day.

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.

TIP! Consider planting slug-proof perennials. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails.

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.

TIP! Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary.

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.

TIP! In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better.

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.

TIP! Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties.

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.

TIP! To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden.

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.

Updated: August 22, 2015 — 5:53 am
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