Does the grass look greener when you look to the other side? You might think your neighbor has got a magic formula to their lovely garden. To be honest, it’s not that hard to get a lovely looking garden. It just takes knowledge and understanding proper plant care. This article will help you along in the process of learning to care for your garden.
You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. Some flowers also require direct sunlight for a portion of each day.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. Fungicide sprays can deal with fungal infestations, but they are most effective if you apply them before a fungus problem becomes noticeable.
Split up your irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Utilize a knife if you are trying to divide rhizomes. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Replant your pieces right away.
The advice in this article shouldn’t be difficult to understand and learn from. You just need some basic education on gardening techniques, then you can put that education to good use. Observe the response of your plants to the various techniques you try. If one thing doesn’t work, try another. Your neighbors will envy your garden if you practice patience.…