If you have been dreaming of beautiful, healthy, green plants in a garden that you have cultivated, there are many things to consider so you can achieve that goal. There is much fun and much work involved in gardening. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making horticulture more fun and less work!
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Place your seeds in a container filled with water. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
Try to have a plan with your garden. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Irises can be easily divided. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Split rhizomes with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
Use smarts when watering your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Use low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender members of your garden. Give it a few hours to water the plants so you have schedule freedom to tend to other matters.
To defend your garden from errant dogs, spray something with a strong scent, including aftershave or old perfume around the perimeter of the garden. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.
To make a creative English garden, include many different kinds of plants and vary their height in the same garden bed. A uniform and flat bed is created by using plants that are the same height.
Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. Let the area sit for a fortnight, then turn the earth and set up your new perennial bed.
Top all your garden beds with several inches of organic mulch. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
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.