If your goal is to have an elegant garden, there are plenty of methods to follow so you can achieve this. There is much fun and much work involved in gardening. Following are a few tips that can make your gardening time more fun and less work.
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.
Being a novice gardener, you should ensure that you follow the directions carefully for tool and chemical use. If you miss this easy step, you run the risk of harming yourself due to the chemicals that can irritate your skin. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
Plant with autumn colors in mind. That need not be the case though! The fall season is probably the most colorful of the year in terms of foliage. You can find beautiful maple and beech trees in many different fall colors. Barberry, conaneaster and hydrangea are all wonderful choices in shrubs.
You need to be smart when it comes to watering your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Turn the water on at low pressure so your delicate plants will not be damaged by the soaker hose. Letting the soaker hose do the work frees you up to turn your attention elsewhere.
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.