Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? It’s possible in your mind’s eye that the neighbor is doing something unique. Truth is, they aren’t doing anything overly amazing. All you need is the knowledge about how to care for your plants the right way. Begin your search for gardening knowledge with the tips below and get ready to develop an even greener thumb.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it! This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
Split up irises. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. Mulching helps keep moisture in the soil. It also helps prevent weeds from growing. Time and effort will be saved pulling out all the weeds.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. It’s wise to avoid harsh insecticides if you plan on consuming your fresh fruits and vegetables. Frequently check your garden for pests. If you happen to notice them early on, you can control them just by physically removing them from your plants with your hands.
It’s pretty easy to see that these tips don’t require too much effort to follow. Put the knowledge you have just learned to good use by gardening in a creative way. Keep tabs on how the plants in your garden respond to each of the methods. Do not waste time with something that does not look promising. With patience and attention, your garden will become a source of pride for you and your neighborhood.