If you have been dreaming of beautiful, healthy, green plants in a garden that you have cultivated, there are many things to consider so you can achieve that goal. While horticulture is lots of work, it is also enjoyable! This article should help you to learn a little more about the process of creating a beautiful garden, and having fun in the process!
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. This will make your task easier because the clay won’t stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. A spray solution is much easier to apply than to rid your garden of weeds by hand.
You should divide irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. They will literally split in your hand, flowering the next year after replanting. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Every piece is suppose to have at least one durable offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.