This could be a great time to get started. You may have concerns about logistics, but do not fear! The following article will outline the straight facts you need to start a beautiful garden. Below you’ll find some handy tips to jumpstart your gardening aspirations.
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. If you don’t treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
Split up irises. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.
Fertilize your garden regularly. Manure can help grow plants, but to eliminate risk of pathogens, try using a type of commercially composted product. You have many different choices for fertilizer; choose whichever is best-suited to your plants but definitely use one.
Place organic mulch as close to your vegetables as you can. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. This method will also prevent weeds. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
Your garden can really benefit from evergreens featuring berries. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. The American Holly, American Cranberrybush, the Winterberry, and the Common Snowberry help provide color during the winter.
Pest control can become a major issue. Since your vegetables are meant to be eaten, refrain from spraying them with harsh chemicals. The key to keeping garden pests at bay is to be relentless. When you see bugs, remove them by hand before they have a chance of spreading.
If you want your garden to be off-limits to your dog, spray a scented perimeter around it using things like old perfumes or aftershave. This will mask the garden smell that is attracting your dog, and it will make it a less appealing place for your dog to visit.
Now you are prepared to start horticulture. If you think that you were ready before, you should see yourself now. Hopefully, this article’s tips will turn you from a novice green thumb into a professional.