Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? Has your neighbor found the secret ingredients that makes their garden an eye-catching feature? The fact is, there is no secret in getting a beautiful garden. All you need is some knowledge on the proper care of your garden’s plants. Get started on your path to gardening glory with this article full of helpful advice.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides for your garden. While broad-spectrum pesticides will kill most pests, they will also kill helpful insects. The beneficial insects, which kill the pests, are much more sensitive to pesticides than the pests. Using them will reduce your population of good bugs, and increase the bad. This ends up becoming a vicious cycle of increasing pesticide use.
Choose one stand-out plant to be a focal point. Your focal point will be the main center of attention for anyone who sees your garden. The focal point should be a plant totally different from the others around it.
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. Your plants can benefit from a solution you can make by dissolving one and one-half aspirins into a couple of gallons of water. Spray the plants with the aspirin water to assist plants in battling disease. Use this solution once in every three-week period.
As you can tell, most of these ideas don’t require a major expenditure of effort or funds. All that is necessary is to apply some of the ideas presented here and monitor their effectiveness. Monitor your plants carefully to assess whether you are getting the results you want from certain techniques or approaches. If you find that it’s not working for you, try something different. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will envy.