It’s no secret that not everyone out there has a green thumb. And if you’re one of the many who don’t, you might believe that gardening can be difficult. However, with the right information, horticulture can be quite easy. Now you know what you need to do, you can hopefully be more knowledgeable about gardening, so you can get more from it.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Check your soil before you begin planting 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. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees. Wear knee pads meant for gardeners so that you’ll be more comfortable when kneeling in your garden.
Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungi is very common. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Split up the irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
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. Packaging materials for many plants utilize plastics that are not recyclable, so avoid these containers and choose instead to sow your garden with seeds or utilize organic pots.
This isn’t as horrible as you thought, is it? Just like any number of topics, much has been written on the subject of gardening, and therefore a great deal of advice is available. With a few basic tips, you can get off to a good start on your horticulture adventure. The advice you read probably provided that, so start that garden right now!