If lush and vibrant plants growing in your personal garden are something that you aspire to, then a number of things need to be taken into consideration for you to reach that dream. Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. The following paragraphs are going to give you ideas and insights that you can use to make horticulture fun, instead of laborious.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. These mollusks are capable of consuming an entire garden full of flowers in a single night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. You can simply put the container below the soil level. Once you do, the container will constrain the roots, preventing them from overshadowing all of your other plants.
Be sure to buy a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool that you can use for your garden. Spending lots of time close to the ground while working tends to be hard on your knees, that is why it is important to have a portable and lightweight garden stool that you can use for comfort. Using a wheelbarrow or wagon to transport heavy loads of dirt will help protect you from back injuries so make sure that you have one.
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.Share