A garden can provide far more than just decorative appeal. It is not reserved for just a few select green thumbs. Its a way that people can find peace, and feel tranquil. Especially if you are good
at it, its effects are profound.
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff
off and dig. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. They're particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if
the plants are young. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus,
heuchera, or euphorbia.
Don't over-water your plants, and keep the soil around them aerated. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage.
Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
Separate irises. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will
likely flower the year after being replanted. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of
one good offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for horticulture, but it's also more environmentally-friendly. The problem is those plastic trays
which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .
Gather the information that you have learned here and create a wonderful garden that springs back to life. Ultimately, when you see your plants bloom and full of life, you will be happy you did.
Gardening is a way of relieving stress and making the world a prettier place so go out and start growing things and bringing life back to the world.