Are you coveting thy neighbors lawn? You might believe that your next-door neighbor has a special formula for a beautiful yard that no one else knows about. The truth is that there is no horticulture “secret”. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Start learning about horticulture by taking in this article.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
You don’t need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Considering that boiling water is rather safe, you don’t have to worry about toxins in your soil or at your dinner table. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. Many nurseries use plastic growing pots that are very seldom recycled. Try buying from organic nurseries and farms so your garden is not using anti-environmental products.
Be consistent with garden fertilization. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. You must be sure to use some kind of fertilizer. There are many different combinations available for different uses.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you realize that the advice is not difficult to follow at all. You simply need to know some basic approaches and then you can carry those techniques into your garden. Analyze the response that your plants have to your horticulture methods carefully. Refine your methods as you go! Your neighbors will envy your garden if you practice patience.