Gardening may seem very involved and confusing, but if you put in a little study and a lot of practice, you will soon know your way around. With the tips you have just read through you should now have a better idea and feel a little more confident when you think about gardening. Work your way through them and before you know it you’ll be a great gardener.
You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Slugs can be kept at bay with a patch of marigolds or pungent vegetables. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. A natural cure for plant fungus is chamomile tea. Sprinkle some on the plant, and see if it works.
Broad-spectrum pesticides should be avoided in your garden. This particular type of pesticide will also kill the useful insects that consume the pests. Good bugs are often more sensitive to pesticides than their bad counterparts, so if the population of good bugs goes down, the pest problem can grow. This might result in you having to use even more pesticides to get rid of the pests.
Hopefully, you can now see that becoming a great gardener is not as difficult as you first feared. As any other skill, there is a great deal of information available to teach you about the subject of gardening. The hardest part is finding a place to start. Hopefully, you got this from the tips above.