Do You Find Gardening To Be Confusing? Read This

There is a lot of information about gardening, but a little time and research will get you started. Now that you have found this list of tips, hopefully, you can come out a little more informed when it comes to gardening, so that you can refine your methods and become a great gardener.

Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Label the distances with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.

Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. To give your garden the best chance of yielding the healthiest plants, start with a high-quality soil that has fewer chemicals which over time will accumulate salts.

Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.

Check your soil before you begin planting your garden. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.

When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. If you allow your grass to grow a little longer, the roots will go down deeper into the dirt, helping the grass grow better and remain hydrated. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.

This isn’t as horrible as you thought, is it? Like other subjects, gardening has a ton of knowledge available. Sometimes, you just need some advice about where to begin in order to start working in your garden. The advice you read probably provided that, so start that garden right now!