Does it always seem like your neighbor always has more bountiful gardens than you? You may suspect that your neighbor is employing some trick you do not know in their gardens. In truth, having a great looking garden does not require any secret techniques. Instead, one can work wonders in the garden with dedication, and a willingness to learn.
One good tip in creating bountiful gardens is to start your plants in containers before transferring them to your garden. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. It also helps you make your planting times more frequent. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Bountiful Gardens are Healthy Gardens
For beautiful and bountiful gardens all the plants must be healthy! Fortunately, there are excellent home solutions available to combat the powdery mildew you may find on your plants. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!
Fill your bountiful gardens with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
If your cat is dining on your garden plants, put a little catnip or wheat-grass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
So, you can see that these suggestions are rather simple and easy to follow. All it takes is applying what you have learned after boning up on some basic techniques. Monitor the response of your plants when you apply these tips. If a method does not provide good results, try other methods. Have patience, and before you know it, your neighbors will be jealous of your bountiful gardens.