Does the grass look greener when you look to the other side? You may think your neighbor is harboring a secret about having such a healthy garden. The reality is that many people know how to get a lovely garden. It simply requires practical information about how to care for a variety of plants. Start learning about horticulture by taking in this article.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. It also allows you to tighten up the time periods between plantings. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. The coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to give some acid back to the dirt. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
As you can probably see, each of these simple suggestions is easy to implement. Just apply the lessons outlined here and assess their effectiveness in your own garden. Pay close attention to your plants as you try each method to see how they respond. If something does not work, try something else. Be patient and your garden will eventually be envied by your neighbors.