There’s no better time than now! You may have questions, but don’t worry, this article can help. Read on for some great ideas on how to get started on your new gardening journey.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to ensure you are using healthy soil in your garden. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. White vinegar can be a good solution. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain. Pick up a good pair of gardening knee pads to help cushion your knees.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
After reading this article, you should be well on your way to growing a fantastic garden. Most gardening techniques apply to most plants but if you want to grow a singularly difficult flower, find specific information. Hopefully, this article’s tips will turn you from a novice green thumb into a professional.