Now is a great time. You may have tons of questions about how you should get started and what should be done first, but don’t worry, the tips here can help. Read on for some helpful tips to get started in gardening.
Start your plant in pots before you plant them in your garden. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. In addition, you can shorten the intervals between your plantings. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.
Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
Don’t cut your grass too short! Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
Garden for fall colors. That need not be the case though! The foliage in the fall probably exudes more color than any other season. For example, maple, beech, and dogwood trees all change from their usual green to a vibrant spectrum of yellow, orange, and red. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
If you want your garden to be off-limits to your dog, spray a scented perimeter around it using things like old perfumes or aftershave. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.
Avoid damage from the sun by dressing correctly when you garden. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. By protecting yourself from the sun’s rays, you lower your risk of getting sunburns or skin cancer.
Involve your children in horticulture. They will enjoy learning about nature and bonding with you.
After reading this article, you should now have a solid base of knowledge about horticulture. You thought perhaps that you knew what to do before, but look at how ready you are now! Hopefully the tips laid out here gave you pointers to improve your horticulture so you can start gardening with two green thumbs.