Gardening not only benefits you physically and emotionally, it can also feed your family and drive a business. By using these tips, you will be able to better understand the basics so that you do not purchase unnecessary items, or plants that will not grow in your climate.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). A major portion of plants grow their best in an environment with a saturated level of CO2. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. CO2 levels, when kept high, give your plants optimal growing conditions.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. You can also prevent insect pests by using wood ash like mulch around your trees and shrubs. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
You should think about adding evergreen plants that yield berries into your yard space. These types of trees can offer your garden a splash of color, especially during the winter when all other plants and trees have lost their hues. These plants come in several different varieties, including the Winterberry, American Holly, Cranberrybush, and Common Snowberry.
Water your garden carefully. Use a soaker hose to save time so that you do not have to water each plant individually with a hose nozzle, or a watering can that needs to be refilled repeatedly. Turn the water on at low pressure so your delicate plants will not be damaged by the soaker hose. Give it a few hours to water the plants so you have schedule freedom to tend to other matters.
You can spray scents such as after-shave and cologne around your garden to deter your dog. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.
Just as when outside, plants kept inside need varying degrees of sunlight, which can be harder to obtain from indoors. If you live somewhere without strong natural sunlight, you might want to look into growing plants that thrive in lower-light environments. If you simply must have a plant that has higher requirements for sunlight, you can use indoor UV lamps.
Organic material piled three inches deep is an effective mulch in your flower gardens. This is a simple method of discouraging weeds, retaining moisture, and adding excellent nutrients into the garden. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
You must do a bit of research, enjoy working outside a good deal of the time, and have lots of patience. Once you see the garden you’ve created, you’ll know all your efforts were worthwhile.