Are you jealous of how other gardens look? One might be tempted to believe that the neighbor has stumbled onto a gardening secret. Truth be told, no such secret exists. It just requires you to properly be looking after your plants, and a little know how. Start learning about gardening by taking in this article.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. 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. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
Don’t mow your grass too short. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. Fungus infections are common in overly moist plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Split up irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Replant each one immediately.
Whether you have been gardening for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. Garden chemicals can cause skin irritation and eye injury. Following instructions for the use of harsh chemicals can keep you safe from serious injury.
The suggestions in the article you just read are designed to be easy to implement in your garden. All you have to do is implement what you have just learned. Pay heed to the response of the plants as you work with them. When something doesn’t work, then go ahead and try out new strategies. In time, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor and your garden will become the talk of the town.