Is the grass always greener over there? You may imagine your neighbor has the key to a perfect garden. Actually, a beautiful lawn and garden can be cultivated without the use of secrets or magic. What is truth is that knowledge and information on how to properly love your plants is what is the key. You can start to increase your gardening knowledge today by reading the information below.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. It also allows you to tighten up the time periods between plantings. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.
The advice in this article shouldn’t be difficult to understand and learn from. All that is necessary is to apply some of the ideas presented here and monitor their effectiveness. Observe the response of your plants to the various techniques you try. If one method of care is not working well with your plants, abandon it and try a different one. A garden that is the pride of the neighborhood will be well worth the time it takes.