Find out more about creating a great garden. Here you will find out the basic equipment and general techniques that are used in gardening so that your efforts are effective and efficient.
A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. It also allows you to tighten up the time periods between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
If you are just getting into horticulture, make sure you heed all of the directions on fertilizer and chemical labels. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Keep yourself safe and always follow instructions.
Water your garden carefully. A soaker hose can save valuable time by watering all of your plants simultaneously, removing the need for hauling a watering can or hose around to each plant. Lower your water pressure on the soaker hose to avoid harming tender plants. Let your soaker hose run for a few hours while you do other things.
You just need to do some research, work outdoors, and have patience. When you see your garden flourish, you will feel a satisfying sense of accomplishment.