When you first start reading about gardening, the whirlwind of information can make you just want to stop and do something else, but if you stick with it, you’ll find that it’s not a difficult skill to learn. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
Do not mow your lawn too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much more moist for much longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. This will save you having to constantly pull weeds.
You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. This gives your garden a bit of a “splash” of color, even in winter when everything is nearly colorless. Plants that provide instant winter color include Holly, Winterberry, American Cranberrybush, and the American Holly.
A mixture of aspirin and water can help your ailing plants. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. Use this solution once in every three-week period.
If you are interested in sustainable organic gardening, consider keeping part of your property undeveloped so that wildlife can flourish there. One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.
Now, admit it, gardening isn’t as complicated as you thought! As with any topic, the body of knowledge surrounding gardening is vast. Sometimes you need a clue, so you can begin and jump right in. Hopefully, you got this from the tips above.