Does the grass always look greener on the other side? You may suspect that your neighbor is employing some trick you do not know in their garden. The truth is there’s no secret to a beautiful garden. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Reading the advice from this article can help you on your path to gardening wisdom.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. 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. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. Planning gives you a map of your garden. When your plants begin sprouting and all look alike, you can refer to your plan to remind yourself of which plants are which. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool to work in your garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. A wheelbarrow will help you move heavy items without hurting your back so ensure that you invest in one promptly.
Wisely water your garden. Soaker hoses save time by watering all of your plants at once, rather than individually with a standard hose or watering can. Keep the water running slowly so it doesn’t spray up onto the plants’ leaves. Give it a few hours to water the plants so you have schedule freedom to tend to other matters.
Spray fragrances such as old perfume or aftershave on grass around your garden to help keep your dog away from the plants. Your dog will be less attracted to your garden when these scents overpower compost scents and other smells dogs like.
The techniques discussed here have been pretty straight-forward and easy to follow. Just apply the lessons outlined here and assess their effectiveness in your own garden. Watch your garden to see how different plants respond to these new techniques. If a method does not provide good results, try other methods. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will envy.