It’s no secret that not everyone out there has a green thumb. And if you’re one of the many who don’t, you might believe that gardening can be difficult. However, with the right information, gardening can be quite easy. This article contain a collection of gardening ideas and some horticultural advice that will help you to embark on your journey towards becoming an excellent gardener.
Consider starting your plants in pots and then planting the seedlings in your garden. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. It also helps you make your planting times more frequent. Your seedlings will be ready to go in as soon as you remove the previous set of mature plants.
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
Use climbers if you want to cover any fences or walls. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. 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 climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
As is evident by the article you just read, gardening is not as difficult as it may have seemed at first glance. Just like any topic, gardening is vast a subject which encompasses a plethora of information. All you need is an indication of where to begin. The advice you read probably provided that, so start that garden right now!