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There is a lot of information you must learn before taking your garden and turning it into a masterpiece. Maintaining a garden can be tiring, but it can also provide a lot of joy. This article should help you to learn a little more about the process of creating a beautiful garden, and having fun in the process!

Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!

TIP! Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace.

Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.

Flower Beds

Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.

TIP! If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick.

Regular weeding is essential to the health of any garden. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. White vinegar can be a good solution. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.

Knee Pads

To save your knees from the wear and tear of gardening, invest in some knee pads if your garden includes a lot of low-growth plants. Spending lots of time on your knees while horticulture can injure them and create lasting pain. Cushion your knees with a pair of gardening knee pads.

TIP! To get the best results in your garden, you need to use a good quality soil. Fertilizer can enrich the soil to make it more viable.

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 Aug 13, 2017

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