Is the grass always greener over there? Maybe you worry that your neighbor knows the secret to a beautiful garden, and you don’t. The reality is that many people know how to get a lovely garden. All you need is the right knowledge on how to care for your plants properly. Start learning about gardening by taking in this article.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
Bees are great for your garden as they promote pollination. Some bees are destructive, as is the case with carpenter bees that bore into wood to make their nests. Generally speaking, bees help your garden so it’s best if you leave them alone.
To remove any salt deposits from a clay pot, use some rubbing alcohol and vinegar. The salt deposits build up in clay pots where the plant sat outside for a while. Mix up equal amounts of rubbing alcohol, water and white vinegar, then spray onto the pot. Then scrub the pot with a plastic scrub brush, and see the salt disappear. When finished, rinse the pot off thoroughly and set to dry prior to planting your next plant in it.
An easy way to build up layers of plant materials for your compost pile is by putting the material in large plastic garbage bags. You can do this during the autumn, once you have picked your leaves up. Put the leaves that are bagged somewhere warm. When spring arrives, you will have perfect soil material to add to your compost pile.
Choose trees that come to fruition in the fall. Fall color is usually associated with foliage, but there are various trees that have beautiful fruit. The fruit of the trees display an assortment of fall colors, while also providing food to the birds. Some great examples of these types of plants are crabapple, hawthorn, chokeberry, and holly.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. You can label distances using a permanent marker. You will never find yourself looking for a ruler thanks to this simple tip.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
The advice in this article is fairly simple and pretty easy to follow. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, then you are ready to put these ideas into motion in your own garden. Pay close attention to your plants and how they react to your methods. If you find that one thing does not work, you should try something different. A garden that is the pride of the neighborhood will be well worth the time it takes.