If lush and vibrant plants growing in your personal garden are something that you aspire to, then a number of things need to be taken into consideration for you to reach that dream. Horticulture takes some effort, but it is also a pleasant and rewarding hobby. Here are a collection of nifty little gardening tips that will make the your time spent outside more fun and less demanding.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
Use proper soil for the best 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 is also possible to create individual areas with one specific soil type.
Plant bulbs if you want spring and summer flowers. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Make a landscaping plan before you dig your first hole. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain. Buy yourself a pair of knee pads to use in the garden to cushion and protect your knees.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. A common parasite to plants is fungi. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
You should divide irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.