There is no better time than right now. It can be overwhelming knowing where to begin, so this article will help guide you towards getting started. Read on for some helpful tips to get started in gardening.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it’s advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
Be vigilant about keeping moisture off your plants. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. A common parasite to plants is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Bugs that provide a benefit to your garden are more easily killed by these broad-spectrum pesticides, you may simply end up with a bigger pest problem. This can lead to needing even more pesticides to eliminate the problem insects.
After reading this article, you should feel better about starting your gardening journey. Even if you thought you knew how to grow a garden properly, you definitely do now. These tips should help get you going in the right direction so that your garden is extremely successful.