Gardening Does Not Have To Be Hard

Do you want plants in your yard that thrive? There are many elements to a lush garden. The hard work involved in gardening is usually offset by the fun and enjoyment it can offer. Following are a few tips that can make your gardening time more fun and less work.

Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.

Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.

Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.

Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.

CO2 is essential for growth. A major portion of plants grow their best in an environment with a saturated level of CO2. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.

When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!

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.