This could be a great time to get started. You may have concerns about logistics, but do not fear! The following article will outline the straight facts you need to start a beautiful garden. Read on for ideas to get your creative juices going and reach your goals for your garden.
To keep pests away, you can use plants in the garden or other natural materials. For example, planting a border consisting of marigolds or onions can repel slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. These methods remove the need for harsh chemical pesticides.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
When gardening outdoors, you must always wear sunscreen and appropriate attire; this will help to protect you from sun damage. Try wearing a large sunhat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes, and use sunscreen on any exposed skin. When using the right protection in the sun, you will lower your chance of getting a sunburn and decrease your risk of getting skin cancer.
A great gardening tip: to remove salty deposits from pots made of clay, use rubbing alcohol and vinegar. When you plant your plants in clay pots, over time salt deposits build up along the outside of the pots. Make a solution with equal parts rubbing alcohol, water and white vinegar. Spray this on clay pots where salt deposits have built up. The next step is getting your plastic cleaning brush and scrubbing it while you see the salt deposits disappear. Rinse off the extra solution, then leave it be for a while before you put anything else in the pot.
Be sure your garden is fertilized. Composted manure is effective in raising healthy plants, and commercial fertilizer products are safer and more convenient. There are a number of options for fertilizer, but the truth is that what you use is unimportant; you just have to remember to use something.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
Choose trees that produce eye-catching fruits during the fall. Although fall color may be associated with foliage, there’s a lot of tress that give out decorative fruit. Berries come in shades of yellow to dark red, and they can last all winter long; these will add a touch of color to your garden, and provide food for birds. Some berries to consider are crabapples, holly and chokeberry.
As you can see, anybody can garden with the right knowledge. You thought were doing well before, but you will do much better now! Hopefully, the suggestions here were helpful in getting you started in the exciting world of horticulture so that you eventually will become an expert gardener.