Is your neighbor’s grass really greener than the grass your side of the fence? You might think that your neighbor has a secret formula to a lovely garden. To be honest, it’s not that hard to get a lovely looking garden. It just takes knowledge and understanding proper plant care. Get started on your path to gardening glory with this article full of helpful advice.
Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. Some flowers also have the same needs.
One way to correct your soil’s alkalinity is by amending your soil with used coffee grounds. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Knee pads are absolute miracle accessories if you work in a garden with plenty of low-growing plants. Excessive time spent kneeling often results in significant stiffness and pain. A pair of good gardening knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed. Many of the plastics used for gardening simply end up going in the trash and clogging land fills. An environmentally-friendly garden is started with seeds or plants grown in organic pots.
The advice in this article shouldn’t be difficult to understand and learn from. All you have to do is implement what you have just learned. Observe the response of your plants to the various techniques you try. If you find that one thing does not work, you should try something different. Exercise a little patience and you will see your garden grow before your eyes.