Starting right now, you can get going with your own garden. It can be overwhelming knowing where to begin, so this article will help guide you towards getting started. It contains some great information, and before you know it you will be on your way to growing an amazing garden.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
Do not mow your lawn too short. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. This is the same for many varieties of flowers.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. In contrast to wrapping the plant with plastic, this method promotes air circulation, which stops the plant from rotting.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture creates an appealing environment for disease and parasites. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.
Fertilize your garden. Manure is probably the best fertilizer. Choose a commercial product to reduce the risks of pathogen exposure. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices, so no matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.
Now you should be ready to get gardening. You thought were doing well before, but you will do much better now! The tips in the article should have set you on the right path to having a great garden and growing like the professionals.