Now’s the best time. You may have questions, but don’t worry, this article can help. Read on for some great ideas on how to get started on your new gardening journey.
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. Before you ruin any crops, make sure you do this. Soil can be analyzed at a lot of cooperative extension offices, so make sure you plan accordingly.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. Getting a greenhouse is the best way to get a higher amount. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. The roots of the weeds are damaged by the boiling water which, in turn, inhibits further growth.
Choose one plant and make it the focal point of your garden. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. Quite often a distinctive plant works well as a point of interest.
Heather can be planted to attract useful insects. Heather is desirable to bees; when heather emerges in early spring, it can be a source of nectar. If your heather bed is undisturbed, as it would be in nature, many beneficial insects will make it their home. If you do have to tend to your heather, wear gloves in case you accidentally annoy one of the residents!
Now you are prepared to start gardening. You may have thought you were already set to start, but you’re in an even better place now! Hopefully, the suggestions here were helpful in getting you started in the exciting world of gardening so that you eventually will become an expert gardener.