Gardening is a relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether veggies or flowers are your passion, the very act of creating a garden is immensely rewarding. The information below provides a little advice and a few pointers when it comes to both your garden, and the act of growing.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If you don’t treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
Being a novice gardener, you should ensure that you follow the directions carefully for tool and chemical use. Garden chemicals can cause skin irritation and eye injury. Be careful when it comes to your body, and always follow directions.
To give them a helping hand, pour the water you obtain after steaming vegetables over your plants. 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 can be effective if you have problems with fungus in your garden. Simply sprinkle it on the affected plant.
Gardening is a rewarding and pleasurable hobby. For flower gardening, the beauty alone is rewarding. Vegetable gardening adds economic, culinary and health rewards. If you heed these suggestions, you can enjoy gardening more than ever.