Well, you’ve decided to enter into gardening. Pretty, exciting, huh? Well, except for the fact that there is so much information that you have no clue where to even begin Listed below are some tips that will help you get started and organized so that you can become a successful gardener.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
Planting a bare-root rose. Bare-root roses are best planted at the beginning of their dormant period to lessen the shock of transplanting. If the roots look dry, soak them in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting. Remove diseased or damaged stems, and trim any thick roots by a third. Place the rose in a freshly dug hole, spreading out the roots and checking that the bud union is slightly above ground level. Backfill with soil and water thoroughly.
Avoid chemicals for pest control. Chemicals are effective but can also damage your plants. You should look for natural methods instead. For instance, you can buy jars of ladybugs and release them on your plants. Ladybugs are natural predators for a variety of smaller insects that eat flowers and other plants.
Use mulch to add nutrients to your soil. Mulch is a much better way to amend your soil than fertilizers because it comes from natural ingredients in your garden. Commercial fertilizers may contain undesirable chemicals. In addition, mulch is free. All you need to do is compost your clippings and yard waste in a compost bin. Before long, you will have enough mulch for your entire garden.
Create a unique visual effect with a hanging basket. A hanging basket full of spring or summer flowers can brighten up a bare wall or a dreary back yard. A traditional hanging basket is made of wire and lined with moss. The moss is helpful in retaining moisture. You can create a spectacular display by not only planting in the basket itself, but by inserting hanging plants in the gaps in the wire mesh. The mesh and surrounding moss with ensure that the plants stay secure.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. You then want to place a small amount of seeds in a container that’s smaller and then fill it up with water to the top. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Now, don’t you feel better after reading all those tips? That was a lot of information to think upon and read through, but at least now you know what to do and where to begin with your gardening. Plus, you can always refer back to the above list of tips if you forget. Pretty convenient, huh?