For a healthy lush garden, you will need more than a green thumb. You may believe that your neighbor is employing a secret strategy for a perfect garden. Actually, a beautiful lawn and garden can be cultivated without the use of secrets or magic. Instead, one can work wonders in the garden with dedication, and a willingness to learn. Start learning more about horticulture right here with these tips.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Instead, combine baking soda with water and liquid soap. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. This method is not going to cause any damages to your plants and the mildew will go away slowly.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Slugs can be kept at bay with a patch of marigolds or pungent vegetables. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. It also prevents weed growth. This will save you having to constantly pull weeds.
A wheelbarrow and kneeling bench or stool are smart investments for your garden. Working in the garden means you’ll be down on the ground a lot. This can cause knee pain, so if you have a stool, you’ll have an easier time. It is also normal to move heavy objects and dirt around the garden, so a wheelbarrow is something you should have.
As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. All that is necessary is to apply some of the ideas presented here and monitor their effectiveness. Analyze the response that your plants have to your gardening methods carefully. If you find that it’s not working for you, try something different. Be patient and your garden will eventually be envied by your neighbors.