Now is a great time. You maybe, though, are wondering where to begin. This article is a good place. Below are several gardening tips and techniques that you can implement immediately to be a more effective and successful gardener.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Think about starting plants in pots, and then placing the seedlings in the garden later. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Remove your garden’s weeds! Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly. For this task, try using white vinegar. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Moisture on plants is sure to attract disease and parasites. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.
Divide irises. If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Split rhizomes with a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.
You should now be more knowledgeable about gardening. Even if you thought you knew how to grow a garden properly, you definitely do now. Ideally, the advice in this article will assist you in getting your gardening off to a strong start. You’ll be showing off your green thumb in no time.