There’s no better time than now! It can be overwhelming knowing where to begin, so this article will help guide you towards getting started. This article includes a few tips and tricks that can help you begin gardening.
Consider planting slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Split up the irises. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Replant the new shoots right away.
Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. It also helps prevent weeds from growing. You’ll save a ton of time if you don’t have to constantly pull out weeds.
Take a look at planting berry-producing evergreens in your yard. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.
Now you should be ready to get gardening. Even if you have some previous experience with gardening, you now know more about this art. Hopefully, this article’s tips will turn you from a novice green thumb into a professional.