If your goal is to have an elegant garden, there are plenty of methods to follow so you can achieve this. While having a garden is a ton of work, it is also a very rewarding experience. Following are a few tips that can make your gardening time more fun and less work. Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia. If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Rather, you should mix a bit of baking soda with a small quantity of liquid soap in water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda is not harmful to your plants and will take care of the issue as well as any other treatment.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot. If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. If you do not keep them under control, the damage can be excessive, so keep an eye out for them.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs. 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.