It is possible for gardening to be quite relaxing, and it is not an expensive hobby to pursue. It can also be a great occasion to bond with your family and friends. It can be a fun way to teach children how things grow from a seed to something they can eat. Gardening also teaches life lessons and can make you truly appreciate the wonders of nature. This article is packed with tips you should use to improve your garden, perhaps with the help of the people you care about.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
CO2 is essential for growth. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. A greenhouse has the best levels available. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
Get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool to work in your garden. You can make gardening much more comfortable on your knees by using a portable garden stool. It is also normal to move heavy objects and dirt around the garden, so a wheelbarrow is something you should have.
Whether you garden alone, or with friends or family, these tips will be helpful to you. Take what you have learned here, and help your family enjoy gardening, get together with your friends or just have fun by yourself.