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Are you jealous of how other gardens look? You might think that your neighbor has a secret formula to a lovely garden. Planting a garden does not have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. What is truth is that knowledge and information on how to properly love your plants is what is the key. Begin your garden adventures by reading through this article to get some great gardening advice.

When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.

TIP! It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. This will help the plants make it to full growth.

Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.

If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.

Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.

TIP! A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks.

As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.

Start a new garden from seeds. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. The plastic used in nurseries often end up in landfills, that is why it is advised to use seeds or purchase from nurseries that make use of organic materials when packaging their plants.

It’s pretty easy to see that these tips don’t require too much effort to follow. You simply need to decide what it is you want to achieve, then use the horticulture knowledge you have acquired from this article to make it happen. Just be sure to keep a close eye on your plants and see how they respond to the various methods you apply to them. If one method of care is not working well with your plants, abandon it and try a different one. A garden that is the pride of the neighborhood will be well worth the time it takes.

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