There’s no better time than now! It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do and where to start, but don’t worry, the following article will help you out. In the following paragraphs you will find insights and ideas you can apply to your gardening dreams.
Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. In contrast to wrapping the plant with plastic, this method promotes air circulation, which stops the plant from rotting.
A quality garden must be grown from seeds. The environmentally conscious way to start a new garden is to start with seeds. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
Now you are much more prepared when it comes to gardening. Even if you thought you were all ready to go before, look at what you know now! Hopefully the tips laid out here gave you pointers to improve your gardening so you can start gardening with two green thumbs.