A large amount of people think that gardening would be difficult to accomplish, but it is not true when you know what to do. The proper information can turn anyone into a gardening master. When you have completed this article, you will have learned everything you need to know to show off your green thumb.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. As soon as you harvest the mature plants in your garden, your new seedlings will be large enough to plant outside!
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it! A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture creates an appealing environment for disease and parasites. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom is fungi. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves would not grow as quickly and overcome your garden? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
Separate irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
Gardening can be a fun and easy hobby once you have laid some of the groundwork in place. With these tips, and enough practice, you too can craft a beautiful and enjoyable garden.