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Many people want a nice garden. For a garden full of healthy, vibrant plants, though, there are many factors you need to consider. Horticulture does require labor and effort, but at the same time, gardening can also be fun. This article is full of tips which will help you enjoy horticulture more and more every day!

When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.

TIP! Lay sod properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down.

Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools that can be used for more than one task are quite handy to own. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.

Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.

If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. You can start planting now.

TIP! Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

If you are gardening with a cut, make sure that you adequately protect it from dirt and chemicals. If you have an open cut while gardening, contact with dirt or debris can infect the wound. Bandages are available that will completely cover the cut so that this cannot happen.

Laundry Basket

TIP! To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth.

Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. This will be like a strainer for all your produce. Rinse your produce while it lays in the basket; any excess water strains off through the laundry basket holes.

With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.

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Posted on Oct 10, 2017

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