Gardening is more than decorating. It is even more than a hobby for the green thumbs! Becoming involved in gardening is a great way to find peace in your life, and gain an appreciation for the world around you. The dividends you yield are considerable, in particular when you mature into a great gardener.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
Get gardening knee pads if you have low-growing plants. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.
Apply the wisdom of the preceding paragraphs to return vigor and vibrancy to your garden. It is a decision you will not regret, especially when you see all your plants alive and blooming. Gardening could become your new hobby and be a real source of happiness for you.