A garden is more than just a way to decorate. Horticulture can be an activity for a lot people. It is not limited to simply green-thumbed enthusiasts. It is an activity which offers the gardener opportunities for achieving serenity and gaining a greater appreciation of life. You can really pull off some miracles if you are a good gardener.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
The kind of soil you use will influence the results. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. It can happen where one artificial area is designated to have just one type of soil.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can kill a precious garden. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.
Use this article to revive your garden. It is a decision you will not regret, especially when you see all your plants alive and blooming. If you give gardening a chance and see it through, it can be a life changing experience, so hop to it!