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For hundreds of years, people have enjoyed gardening. You can do it for pleasure, or for feeding a family. The following article provides you with ways to make your gardening experience easier and more rewarding.

Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.

TIP! Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth.

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.

If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. 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.

Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. In contrast to wrapping the plant with plastic, this method promotes air circulation, which stops the plant from rotting.

TIP! Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden.

You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Slugs can be kept at bay with a patch of marigolds or pungent vegetables. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.

You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.

A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. The soil around plants can stay damper through the use of mulch. It will also prevent the growth of weeds. You’ll save a ton of time if you don’t have to constantly pull out weeds.

TIP! Pick the correct soil to get the best results. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose.

As already noted, gardening is an activity that many have enjoyed throughout history. Back in the day, gardening was a necessary in order to survive. These days, people garden for a number of reasons, whether it’s need, pleasure or profit. The information in this article can increase the joys of your horticulture for any reason! Have fun gardening today!

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Posted on Sep 12, 2017

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