There is quite a bit to learn if your goal is to have a healthy and wonderful garden. Garden can involve back-breaking labor, but it can also be very enjoyable. Try these hints to bring the fun out in horticulture.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and sunflowers.
When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. Stinkbugs are most prevalent on tomatoes, beans and peppers. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi is very common. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Irises can benefit from being separated. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. 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. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Replant right away.
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.