Get More Out Of Your Garden With These Helpful Tips (3)

Get More Out Of Your Garden With These Helpful Tips

Gardening is a great hobby. Not only does it provide the tangible, edible benefit of delicious fresh produce right from your backyard, but it’s also a fantastic way to spend some time outdoors getting exercise and relieving stress. If you’d like to start your own garden, read on for some advice.

Remove slugs and snails from your garden by hand. These creatures can be damaging to your plants and will, in time, destroy your garden. Snails and slugs can easily be plucked from your favorite flowers. Then just put them in a jar with water and a couple drops of dish soap.

To spice up a dull garden, try using climbing plants. A climbing plant can add visual interest to a fence or tree and are a great way to hide any unattractive structures. As an added bonus, most climbing plants are very low maintenance. Kiwi vine, climbing snapdragon and morning glories are all great choices.

For a ‘cottage’ garden plant rambling roses. Rambling roses, traditionally grown in cottage gardens, are some of the oldest varieties of roses. They are once-a-year bloomers, featuring huge clusters of small flowers in midsummer. It stems can grow to 30 feet long if not pruned, in fact, the most benefits from simply being left alone. An advantage of rambling roses is that they are quite disease resistant and very hardy.

Cover your garden with newspaper at the end of the growing season. Weigh the newspaper down with some heavy rocks. This will help to prevent insects, and discourages winter weeds too. The newspaper will break down in the spring and becomes a delicious treat for the worms in your garden, encouraging them to stick around.

When you need to control weed growth, choose your weed killer carefully, and always follow the directions. Many weed killers have chemicals that are harmful to people if they are not applied properly. They are especially harmful to young children if the children play around an area that has recently been treated.

Grow and plant seeds successfully. Make a small hole in the soil with a chopstick and drop three seeds in. When the seedlings emerge, snips off the weaker sprouts, leaving only the strongest plant Wait 4 to 5 weeks before transplanting. Wait until the weather is not so cold at night, as a sudden cold snap will kill most seedlings.

If you have pruned your trees and shrubs, don’t throw away the branches and twigs! Instead, cut the material down to lengths of about six inches or less. Then add them to your compost pile. Six inch twigs or branches cut down to this size will more quickly break down.

Try to plant your garden near a water supply. If you don’t have to constantly drag a large hose or big bucket across the yard, you will be more likely to water. Watering regularly is key to having a successful garden. Make things easier on yourself, if possible, and your plants will get the moisture they need.

The article you just read does an excellent job of illustrating the idea that gardening not only has practical benefits, but can also help you relax and enjoy life. Apply these tips you have just read to start a garden.