Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? You might think that your neighbor has a secret formula to a lovely garden. Planting a garden does not have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Start learning more about horticulture right here with these tips.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.
In conclusion, these gardening tips are easy to follow and simple to understand. All it takes is applying what you have learned after boning up on some basic techniques. Pay attention to how your plants respond to the methods that you use. If your thumb turns out to be brown rather than green, take corrective action. Be patient and your garden will eventually be envied by your neighbors.