If you have visions of a healthy, lush, green garden, there are things you should consider on your way to that goal. Gardening takes a lot of effort, planning, time and work, but it can be a great deal of fun. Here are some tips for making it less work and more fun!
You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
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.