Why not learn something new about becoming a better gardener? Figure out what you need beforehand, so you don’t spend money on equipment that isn’t necessary, or impractical seeds for your climate.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
If you are planning on growing peas, begin the plantings inside instead of outside. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.
Plant with autumn colors in mind. That doesn’t have to be, however. When it comes to vivid foliage, autumn offers the best opportunity to view it. Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees are available in a number of fall colors, varying from bright yellow to rich crimson. As you select your shrubbery, consider hydrangea, barberry or other similar plantings.
If you like the concept of organic gardening, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.
Creating a beautiful garden takes a little research, the right equipment, and enough time to enjoy tending it. The work will pay off, once you see how you can make something grow.