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TIP! Put sod down the right way. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down.

Gardening not only benefits you physically and emotionally, it can also feed your family and drive a business. Don’t waste money on equipment, plants or seeds without first figuring out exactly what you need.

TIP! Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. In most circumstances, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid will have a higher yield when compared to a more traditional variety.

Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.

TIP! Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects.

Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.

TIP! Plants require a good amount of CO2 in order to grow to their maximum height. A major portion of plants grow their best in an environment with a saturated level of CO2.

Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. These mollusks are capable of consuming an entire garden full of flowers in a single night. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.

TIP! If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers.

Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.

 

TIP! Create your own garden from scratch with seeds, rather than plants. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery.

Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.

TIP! You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. These year-round berries will give the rest of your yard a much-needed pop of color, especially in the winter.

Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!

TIP! Having a good wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool makes garden chores a lot easier. Working on the ground for long periods of time can be painful on the knees, so a small garden stool can really allow you to work in comfort.

Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.

TIP! You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons.

A little bit of research will go a long way, especially when you pair it with patience. Your efforts will be rewarded by a great garden, and the satisfaction of having created something yourself.

 
Updated: March 22, 2016 — 12:47 pm
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