There is a lot of information you need to learn if you want to achieve your goal of having a thriving garden full of beautiful, colorful, blossoming plants. If you go in without knowing what you’re doing, you’ll be putting in a lot of hard work for nothing. You’ll never experience the fun that comes with gardening. The following paragraphs are going to give you ideas and insights that you can use to make gardening fun, instead of laborious.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This will make your task easier because the clay won’t stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. Stink bugs prefer peppers, beans, tomatoes, and various varieties of fruits. They can do serious damage in your garden, so look for an effective method of reducing their population.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. Some flowers need the same thing.
Create your own garden from scratch with seeds, rather than plants. When planting a garden, the best way is to initially start with seeds. Most nurseries use plastic containers to grow seedling. This plastic is seldom recycled, so most is dumped in landfills. Be kind to the environment and start your garden with seeds or purchase young plants from nurseries that use organic packaging materials.
You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.
Don’t use pesticides that aren’t meant to kill specific types of garden pests. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to strong pesticides than the insects you are actually trying to get rid of. This will lead you to end up killing off the good bugs in your garden, leaving the field wide open for the harmful ones. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
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.