Many people want a nice garden. For a garden full of healthy, vibrant plants, though, there are many factors you need to consider. While gardening is lots of work, it is also enjoyable! The following hints and tips can reduce the effort and increase the fun!
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
If growing vegetables, make sure they are in a location in your garden where they will be exposed daily to at least six hours of the sun. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias. If you find that you have a fungus problem, try sprinkling some chamomile tea on your plants.
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.