Learning about gardening can be very overwhelming, but just like anything else, it can also be very easily researched, taught, and learned. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
Pick the proper soil in order to get the best outcome. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.
Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
Do you now see how gardening can be easier and even fun? Like anything else, gardening has a lot of information that can be learned and applied. Sometimes you need a clue, so you can begin and jump right in. With the tips provided in this article, you have the knowledge to start your own garden.