Do you have an area for a garden? Would like a simple but well-maintained garden? If you do, you only need two things – determination and know-how. Here are 9 garden tips to keep and maintain your garden spruced up and glamorous.
Keep your border free from wilted flowers and dried leaves. Deadheading or removing dead flower heads will encourage the plants to produce more blooms for longer. Many perennials such as geraniums and dahlias, and some annuals benefit from having spent blooms removed.
Pinch Out Tops
Certain plants – especially foliage plants like Coleus – respond with a spurt of growth when their tops are pinched out. Pinching out makes the plant much bushier and so more blooms are produced. Fuchsias are prone to becoming leggy unless they are pinched out.
A minimal amount of fertilizer will further boost the growth of your vegetation. If you water your yard frequently, you have to fertilize it more regularly because of nutrient depletion. A fortnightly application of liquid fertilizer is sometimes more beneficial than granules as it is more readily absorbed by the leaves. Container plants will be considerably healthier with a half-strength solution of liquid fertilizer applied regularly.
This garden tip is one of the best ways to preserve the beauty of your garden. Remember, weeds compete with your plants for both nutrients and moisture. If the weeds are not close to seeding, leave them on the bed to rot down for mulch. If you must use a weedicide, try and get a wick applicator, rather than a spray. This will protect you plants from spray-drift.
Water Them Well
One good garden tip when it comes to watering your garden by the yard is to give it a thorough soaking once a week, making sure there is no run-off to cause erosion. Deep watering will encourage the growth of deeper roots that will be able to withstand dry spells weather wise
Say No to Chemicals
Chemicals are dangerous to humans and often kill the natural predators of the pest in your garden, so avoid them if possible. There are many organic alternatives that work almost as well. With these simple garden tips, your garden will soon be the envy of your neighbors.
Before choosing a spot for your garden, follow the sun. Most edible plants, including many vegetables, herbs, and fruits, need at least 6 hours of sun in order to thrive.
When starting a garden, select material rich in nutrients.
Planting your garden too early (or late) in the season can spell disaster. Disaster comes when you neglect this garden tip and expose plants to frost. Know the last average spring frost date for your area. Don’t kill plants by putting them out prematurely. When you know your first average fall frost date, you can move your plants indoors and avoid frost damage.
Online Gardening Catalogues At Your Disposal
Are you searching for gardening catalogues? What kind of gardening and plants do you prefer to read about? There is a wide selection available online. Here are a few websites that offer gardening catalogues. Check out the URL to see if they are free or not.
Along with nursery facilities, Jackson Nurseries offer landscape designing, ground designing and wholesale plants at wholesale prices.
If you are looking for flower bulbs, McClure and Zimmerman have each and every variety. They have a no fuss website navigation that allows interested clients to easily order gardening catalogs.
Gurneys offer great deals like buy one, get one free. They also have a no-risk guarantee and a scheduled shipping of orders according to categories of plants, i.e., roses, herbs, shrubs, and trees, tender annuals, and all other plants and bulbs.
Jackson and Perkins are known to be one of the best American gardening experts. They are reaching out to other gardening aficionados through their website, offering gardening products through their catalogue. They sell a wide range of plants – from new award-winning roses and easy to grow perennials, to special outdoor decor. Flowering gifts may also be sent directly to your friends by ordering from their site.
This site offers an online catalogue that specializes in imported Chinese tree peonies (from Mainland, China).
While free online catalogues may be good source of gardening supply information, you may also be deluged with a flood of promotion about other products.
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