Does the grass look greener when you look to the other side? You might think your neighbor has got a magic formula to their lovely garden. In truth, having a great looking garden does not require any secret techniques. All you need is the knowledge about how to care for your plants the right way. You can start to increase your horticulture knowledge today by reading the information below.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves would not grow as quickly and overcome your garden? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
Try pouring water leftover from steamed vegetables onto your potted plants. It contains rich nutrients that come from the vegetables. To add acidity to the soil of your rhododendrons and gardenias, use coffee or tea grounds. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
Look for targeted pesticides instead of using popular but damaging broad-spectrum products. These pesticides can kill the useful insects that work as predators to pests. Many times good bugs will be more sensitive to harmful pesticides than the ones you are trying to get rid of. If your good bug population goes down, your problem will only get worse. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
An eye-catching plant makes an attractive focal point for your garden or flowerbed. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. A perfect example of a focal point is using a plant that doesn’t bear any resemblance to those that surround it.
Most of these tips are easy to apply in your own setting. All it takes is some basic information and then you can set out to apply those ideas within your garden. Analyze the response that your plants have to your horticulture methods carefully. If you find that it’s not working for you, try something different. A garden that is the pride of the neighborhood will be well worth the time it takes.