Learn some of the tips included in this article so you can make a garden that everyone can enjoy. With a little research, you can learn exactly what you need, which will keep you from spending money on seeds you can’t use, or unnecessary equipment.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
A set of comfortable knee pads makes a great investment if your garden is full of plant material that stays low to the ground. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain. Pick up a good pair of gardening knee pads to help cushion your knees.
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
You should divide irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
All you need is a little homework, some work in the outdoors, and some patience. This work will show when you see all of your plants grow!