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Tips To Make You A Better Gardener

There is plenty to learn about gardening, but the knowledge will pay off in the long run. The tips you will find below will pave your way towards gardening success.

Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.

If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. 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 you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.

Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Various bulbs do not all bloom at the same time, and if you employ this knowledge wisely, your garden can provide freshly blooming flowers for half the year.

Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.

Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.

If you want to draw advantageous insects to your garden, plant some heather. Bees are very attracted to heather. When heather is first formed during the spring, it’s an early nectar source. Because it is usually left alone, heather beds can become a home for spiders, beetles and other insects. With this knowledge at hand, it is in your best interest to wear gloves when tending the heather.

Clearly, it’s not as difficult as you once believed. Like anything else, gardening is a big subject and there is a lot of information concerning it. Sometimes, if you figure out where to begin, it’s easy to “jump right in”. The advice you read probably provided that, so start that garden right now!

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