There are many factors involved to achieve the lush and beautiful garden you have always wanted. Gardening takes some effort, but it is also a pleasant and rewarding hobby. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making gardening more fun and less work!
A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This also helps tighten time between plantings. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. 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.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.