If your goal is to have an elegant garden, there are plenty of methods to follow so you can achieve this. There is much fun and much work involved in gardening. Here are some tips for making it less work and more fun!
When gardening, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
Try dividing the irises. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Novice gardeners should read the manuals on all gardening tools and chemicals prior to using them. Garden chemicals can cause skin irritation and eye injury. For your own safety, take the time to read and follow the instructions.
Think about berry-producing trees that are green year round for your garden. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. Some evergreens that will add life to your yard in the wintertime are the American Cranberrybush, Common Snowberry, Winterberry, and American holly.
Two items you need to invest in when working in a garden are a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. The key to keeping garden pests at bay is to be relentless. If you catch pests right away, the easiest way to eradicate them is to pick them off plants by hand.
Take advantage of gardening as a means to unwind. There are countless ways that people find to relax. Gardening is at the top of the list of ways to relax for many people. It does however require a small investment of money but has tremendous returns. The biggest perk of gardening is the sense of satisfaction you get from what you grow with your own two hands.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.