Every gardener dreams of having a thriving garden. For some, this is a reality, for some it isn’t. If you want to achieve your dream of a beautiful garden, there are a few things to learn. If you go in without knowing what you’re doing, you’ll be putting in a lot of hard work for nothing. You’ll never experience the fun that comes with gardening. Read on for some advice to make gardening easier and more fun.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. It’s a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Be vigilant about keeping moisture off your plants. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides for your garden. These types of pesticides also kill the beneficial insects that eat the pests. Beneficial bugs are usually several orders more sensitive to the things you spray than the pests you are trying to kill, so you might wind up dropping the good bug populace and open the door to pest population growth. When this happens, you will spray another round of pesticides to get rid of the pests, thus creating a never-ending cycle for yourself.
Scent the grass around your garden with old perfume or discarded aftershave to prevent your dog from wandering into your garden. This will mask the garden smell that is attracting your dog, and it will make it a less appealing place for your dog to visit.
Vegetables are softer when they are warmer, increasing the risk that you will damage them. Cut vegetables to remove them from vines rather than twisting and pulling them. Twisting vegetables off vines damages them.
If you plant heather in your garden, you will attract insects that are beneficial. Bees love heather, and when the heather blooms in early spring, it provides a good nectar source for them. Undisturbed shrubs, such as beds of heather, are probably home to a number of beneficial insects like spiders and ground beetles. Keep this in mind and remember to always wear appropriate gardening gloves.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.