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Learn to beautify your outdoor spaces with the helpful horticulture tips in this article. You can figure out everything you need, so you do not waste money on unnecessary equipment, or the wrong types of seeds for your environment.

Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. The period between plantings will also be shorter. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.

TIP! Properly lay your sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared.

Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!

Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.

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TIP! Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.

A set of knee pads is a great investment if your garden has a lot of low-growing plants. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain. A set of quality knee pads designed for gardening can be a world of relief for your central leg joints.

Use natural pest control when possible. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. Natural materials and plants can be just as effective as chemical pesticides at keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!

Place organic mulch close to your vegetables. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It will also prevent weeds from popping up around your plants. This could save you lots of weed-pulling time.

TIP! Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood.

When landscaping and horticulture in autumn, choose plants and trees with vibrant colors. That doesn’t have to be it though. Fall foliage provides for the most colorful season of the year. Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees are available in a number of fall colors, varying from bright yellow to rich crimson. When thinking about shrubs, consider barberry, hydrangea and cotoneaster.

Creating a beautiful garden takes a little research, the right equipment, and enough time to enjoy tending it. The effort will pay off, and you will see a good reward for your hard work.

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Posted on May 12, 2017

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