Gardening is often a lifelong passion, but with a little bit of research and work, you can get started today. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Use proper soil for the best results. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant 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. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. Excessive time spent kneeling often results in significant stiffness and pain. A pair of good gardening knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. The safest herbicide that you can use in your garden is a simple pot of boiling water. Although this method is organic, it does pose a danger to your plants. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.
Aid them by dumping any leftover water from steaming vegetables over them. 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. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.
Easier than you expected, right? Just like any number of topics, much has been written on the subject of gardening, and therefore a great deal of advice is available. Sometimes, you just need some advice about where to begin in order to start working in your garden. With any luck, the guidance in this piece has been just that.