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Gardening is well known for its therapeutic benefits and ability to completely relax and rejuvenate those who enjoy taking care of one. Knowing the right soil to get, which tools to purchase and when you should be planting are a few of the questions gardeners want to know. Read this article for some great gardening tips.

Climbing Plants

TIP! Properly put down your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod.

If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.

If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.

Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.

TIP! It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours.

Make a landscaping plan before you dig your first hole. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. You are also less likely to lose smaller members of the larger garden in the overall mix.

Irises can benefit from being separated. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs should automatically divide in your palm, and once you put them back into the earth, they will typically flower the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. Replant each one immediately.

Gardening is very rewarding, but only after one has the tools and know-how to do it effectively. Yet, if you have the knowledge and apply it to the best of your ability, then your garden should bloom and flourish before you know it. Use this advice to enjoy your own beautiful garden.

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Posted on May 1, 2017

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