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Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? It’s possible in your mind’s eye that the neighbor is doing something unique. In reality, there’s no secret method for creating a gorgeous garden. A little education is all you need to get better at gardening. Begin your search for horticulture knowledge with the tips below and get ready to develop an even greener thumb.

If you’re growing veggies in the garden, they need to be in a spot that lets them get about six hours of sun daily. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. Some flowers have the same requirement for growth.

TIP! Sod should be laid correctly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid.

Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.

Think about adding some berry-producing evergreens to your landscaping. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.

Know the perfect time to harvest the vegetables in your garden. Individual vegetables have distinct windows of time to pick for getting the greatest flavors. Veggies such as zucchini or baby peas, for instance, taste their best if they get picked young. Tomatoes, however, are best picked from the vine later when they are very ripe. Simply educate yourself on what the best time is to harvest each of your garden vegetables.

TIP! The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks.

Garden for fall colors. It doesn’t have to be this way, however. the most colorful foliage appears in the fall. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. Cotoneaster, barberry and hydrangea can provide vibrant color if you are considering shrubs for your garden.

Many of the tips here are quite easy and don’t require you to have any special talents. All that is necessary is to apply some of the ideas presented here and monitor their effectiveness. Watch your garden to see how different plants respond to these new techniques. If you find a method is not working for you, discontinue it and try another way. Be patient, and before long, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2017

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