Planting A Perennial Garden That Is Low Maintenance

Does it seem like the greener grass is always next door? You might think your neighbor has got a magic formula to their lovely garden. In reality, there’s no secret method for creating a gorgeous garden. A little education is all you need to get better at gardening. You can start educating yourself by checking out the horticulture tips that follow.

You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.

TIP! Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy.

Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.

Flower Beds

TIP! Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.

Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.

As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. You simply need to know some basic approaches and then you can carry those techniques into your garden. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. When one technique fails, try something new. With patience and attention, your garden will become a source of pride for you and your neighborhood.

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