Horticulture is an inexpensive, entertaining and relaxing activity. Family and friends can spend an enjoyable afternoon together, working in the garden. It can be a fun way to teach children how things grow from a seed to something they can eat. Horticulture can also teach great life-lessons while helping you to appreciate and enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Relax while spending time with your loved ones and cultivating your garden.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
Choose the right soil for best results. Fertilizer can enrich the soil to make it more viable. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. A higher level of CO2 will help plants grow better. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
Start a new garden from seeds. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. Many of the plastics used for gardening simply end up going in the trash and clogging land fills. An environmentally-friendly garden is started with seeds or plants grown in organic pots.
As these tips show, horticulture can be both fun as a solitary hobby or as a family project. You’ll find ways here to bring the joy of horticulture to friends and family or to learn more in-depth understanding of your garden for yourself.