Proven Tips To Make Your Garden Grow

TIP! Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood.

Gardening is considered by many to be a therapeutic and relaxing hobby. Beginning gardeners need to know the answers to questions like when and what to plant, what type of soil is needed and what kind of gardening equipment they need to purchase. Continue reading for some expert gardening advice.

TIP! Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease.

Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.

TIP! Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season.

You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.

Healthy Soil

TIP! When fall arrives, it's time to plant your autumn vegetables. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins.

Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.

TIP! Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water.

Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!

TIP! Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.

Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.

TIP! You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs.

Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. This holds true for some types of flowers.

TIP! If your gardening plans include pea plantings, try starting them off indoors rather than planting the raw seeds in outdoor beds. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors.

Try "boiling" weeds to get rid of them. This is a safe way to eliminate weeds, as this will not damage the soil. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.

TIP! Being a novice gardener, you should ensure that you follow the directions carefully for tool and chemical use. Garden chemicals can cause skin irritation and eye injury.

Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. Fungi is very common. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.

TIP! Keep your pet out of the garden with old perfume or aftershave in the grass. This can make scents that dogs are attracted to, and make your garden less interesting in general for pets.

Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. It also prevents weed growth. You'll save a ton of time if you don't have to constantly pull out weeds.

TIP! It is easy to quickly prepare your perennial garden ground. Turn over the soil in your garden so it will be soft and easy to plant before spreading wood chips around your garden.

As you now have discovered, gardening can be a fun, productive and rewarding activity if you invest a little time into gaining a bit of knowledge before you begin. When you implement good advice and carefully plan your garden, you'll reap many rewards. By taking the tips given and preparing what you need in advance, you will find yourself with a beautiful garden in no time.

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