Why not learn something new about becoming a better gardener? Determine what you need so you don’t spend money on equipment you do not need, or on seeds that don’t work in your area.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is essential to the growth of plants because of its role in photosynthesis. A higher level of CO2 will help plants grow better. The best way to get a high level is to plant them in a greenhouse. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. While chemicals can help with pest control, you should avoid using overly harsh ones, as veggies you grow in your garden are meant for eating. One way that you can help control garden pests is to remain vigilant. When pests are noticed early, the best way to get rid of them is to remove then from the plants by hand.
All that is required is a little research, patience, and putting in some work time out in the garden itself. You will feel a sense of reward when you start seeing how you made something grow from nothing.