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It can sometimes seem overwhelming to think about how to learn to garden, but with proper knowledge, anyone can be taught how to grow a successful garden. With this list of ideas in hand, you will be armed with a great deal of knowledge and will have the ability to become a terrific gardener in short order.

In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!

TIP! Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared.

Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.

Flower Beds

Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.

TIP! Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day.

The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.

For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.

TIP! It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth.

Not as tough as you were thinking, right? Like anything else, horticulture has a lot of information that can be learned and applied. Sometimes, all you need are a few words of encouragement and a little helpful advice to set you on your way. Hopefully, you’ve gotten more than one clue by reading the above tips.

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Posted on May 22, 2017

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