If your goal is to have an elegant garden, there are plenty of methods to follow so you can achieve this. Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. This article should help you to learn a little more about the process of creating a beautiful garden, and having fun in the process!
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. A vibrant garden will be overrun with weeds if they are left alone. To aid in this venture, you might want to use white vinegar. White vinegar is a weed killer! Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. 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. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. Remain alert in order to control garden pests. Natural pest control depends on the type of soil in your garden and the variety of plants growing there.
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.