TIP! Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. This will help the plants make it to full growth.

Have you noticed that the grass literally seems greener on your fence’s other side? Has your neighbor got a secret which makes their garden look so much better than yours? The fact is, there is no secret in getting a beautiful garden. All you need is the proper information on how to correctly care for your plants. Start learning about horticulture by taking in this article.

TIP! Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants.

Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.

TIP! While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes.

When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.

Flower Garden

TIP! Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected.

Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.

TIP! If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides.

Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!

TIP! Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Parasites and pests are attracted to excess moisture on the plants.

Irises can benefit from being separated. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs should automatically divide in your palm, and once you put them back into the earth, they will typically flower the following year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. Replant the new shoots right away.

TIP! Be sure to split the irises. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up.

Fertilize your garden regularly. Manure can be effective, though you should use products which minimize pathogens. Many types of fertilizers are available. The type you utilize is not critical; just be sure to use one.

TIP! You should think about adding evergreen plants that yield berries into your yard space. These plants will look good year-round, even during the winter, when your other plants have lost their bloom.

Start peas inside in a container, rather than planting the seeds outdoors. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. Seeds grown indoors are much more resistant to diseases and damage done by pests. Once the seedlings are sturdy enough, they can be transplanted to their rightful place in the garden.

TIP! Don’t use pesticides that aren’t meant to kill specific types of garden pests. In addition, these pesticides destroy the good insects which eat pests.

When deciding on which plants to include in your landscaping projects, consider evergreens which produce colorful berries. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.

TIP! Be sure to plant using the colors of Fall. That doesn’t have to be way it is though! Autumn is the most colorful season of all, foliage-wise.

It’s pretty easy to see that these tips don’t require too much effort to follow. You just have to glean the knowledge and implement what you’ve learned. Pay close attention to your plants and how they react to your methods. If a method does not provide good results, try other methods. Exercise a little patience and you will see your garden grow before your eyes.

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