A garden can provide far more than just decorative appeal. It is also more than just something people with green thumbs can do. It is a way to provide the person tending it with peace, tranquility, and an appreciation of life itself. When you excel at gardening, these effects can prove very positive within you life.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one 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 require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If your grass has more height, roots be able to grow more deeply in the soil, which will make for a stronger lawn and will have a higher resistance to drying out. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Split up the irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. Utilize a knife if you are trying to divide rhizomes. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Replant each one immediately.
The information you learned in this article can help bring your garden to life. You’ll be so happy to see your beautiful plants afterward. Garden can completely change your life if you allow it to, so start today.