There is no time like the present for taking up a new hobby, and gardening can be very rewarding. The insights here can help you get going and answer a lot of questions you may have. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your gardening aspirations.
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one 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. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.
Place a two inch layer of organic mulch at the base of your tall vegetable plants. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It also keeps weeds from growing. Every gardener can appreciate pulling fewer weeds.
If you are just getting into gardening, make sure you heed all of the directions on fertilizer and chemical labels. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Keep your health intact and follow the directions to the letter.
Hopefully, you now feel a bit more prepared to start off on your gardening adventure. If you were thinking you knew before, you are much better off now! Hopefully, the tips that were provided gave you some pointers that will help you get started with your gardening adventures so that you can begin growing like a pro.