Spice Up Your Garden With These Helpful Tips!

Taking care of a garden is an extremely rewarding pastime, and will bring a lot of benefits. Whether you grow flowers or vegetables, there is just something about growing plants and caring for them that is so rewarding. This article can lend you a helping hand, and give you important pointers about gardening and growing things.

Be an ecological friendly gardener and use rainwater for your plants. Collecting rainwater in buckets not only helps your garden be environmentally conscious, but it can also save money on utility bills. This is a great alternative to spending your money on water bills and makes your garden even more natural.

Take the time needed to plant your seeds. First, add moisture to the soil where you will be planting. Your seeds should be spaced out evenly so they aren’t overcrowded. This will ensure that they can grow. Seeds need to be buried as deep as three times the seed size. Make sure you are not burying the seeds that need light to grow.

Try dividing the irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.

Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.

You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. Planting them inside helps the seeds germinate better. They will also be healthier and hardier, allowing them to better resist pests and disease. Once the seedlings are sturdy enough, they can be transplanted to their rightful place in the garden.

As has been noted above, there are many rewards inherent in gardening. The benefits from a garden range from being able to eat great home grown food, to having a good looking flower garden that adds to the aesthetics of your home. By assimilating what you learned about gardening into your routine, you can enjoy gardening and all it has to offer.

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