When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. This will keep seeds hydrated and help them to grow faster. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
If your landscape includes low-growing plants, you should invest in a set of knee pads specifically designed for gardening. Long hours spent in the garden will wreak havoc on your knees. Using a pair of quality knee pads designed for gardening can provide your knees with cushioning and support, preventing any discomfort.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Contain their growth with a garden container or large pot instead. If you would like, go ahead and plant the container and the plant right in the ground to prevent root overtake.
There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
If you are a first time gardener, it is important that you follow all of the instructions on all of your tools and chemicals. If you fail to follow the directions, you expose yourself to safety hazards or a risk of experiencing adverse reactions. Keep your body safe and follow directions.
Select a specific type of plant to be the focal point of your garden. Gardens are like art; you need to give the piece (or garden) an initial focal point. Mostly it is a distinctive plant that sets it apart from the neighboring plants and flowers.
You need to be smart when it comes to watering your garden. Put down the watering can or garden hose, and spread out a time-saving soaker hose instead. Turn down the water pressure to its lowest setting, as anything higher could harm the plants. Let your soaker hose run for a few hours while you do other things.
You should protect the knees if you are kneeling in the garden. For most people, bending over while gardening is too difficult. Due to this, most people choose to garden while on their knees, which also makes it easier to tend to plants. Use a knee pad so that your knees don’t get sore.
Use untreated stone, brick or wood to build raised beds. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Some good choices you might consider are locust, cedar, and cypress. In order to avoid toxic substances from getting into the ground and perhaps into your vegetables, avoid using treated wood to enclose or demarcate different sections of your vegetable garden. If you’re using treated lumber, line it with a barrier, or some plastic.