For a healthy lush garden, you will need more than a green thumb. It may feel as if your neighbor is performing some kind of magic to make their yard look so good. In reality, there’s no secret method for creating a gorgeous garden. All it takes is knowledge on how to take care of your plants properly. You can begin your quest for knowledge by reading this article for some gardening advice.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.
The suggestions in the article you just read are designed to be easy to implement in your garden. You simply need to decide what it is you want to achieve, then use the gardening knowledge you have acquired from this article to make it happen. Pay special attention to the condition of your plants after you implement new techniques. If something does not work, try something else. With patience and attention, your garden will become a source of pride for you and your neighborhood.