Well, now is as good a time as any. You undoubtedly have numerous questions about how to begin and when to do what, but have no fear, this article will address all of your gardening queries. The tips provided in this article will help you find success in your gardening aspirations.
Different types of bees can be an asset to your garden. For effective pollination, bumble bees are a great help. However, there are bees that cause harm, like the carpenter bees which create their nests by eating through wood. These are rare however, and on the whole, you should leave bees to do their important work for your garden.
You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. They add color to your yard, throughout the year. Other winter plants include the American Holly, Winterberry, The American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
To attract the right kind of insects, plant heather. Bees are attracted to heather, and they can bring a source of nectar early in the spring. It is common to find all types of insects inside of an undisturbed heather bed. Because of this, you should put on a pair of gloves when it’s time to prune the heather.
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. Your can contribute to environmental soundness by beginning your garden with fresh seeds. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Read instructions before using any gardening tool you aren’t familiar with, including pesticides or other chemicals. Use the tools only as directed in the instructions. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
A useful gardening tip is to use vinegar and rubbing alcohol to remove salt deposits from clay pots. It is common for build-ups of salt to accumulate over long periods of time on pots made of clay. Mix equal amounts of water, white vinegar and rubbing alcohol to spray on the container. Then scrub the pot with a plastic scrub brush, and see the salt disappear. Before planting anything in the pot, you should rinse it well and allow it to dry.
You should now be well prepared to start your very own garden. You thought you knew all about horticulture, but now, you know even more! Hopefully, the ideas and tips discussed here have offered some useful pointers to help you on your way to great gardening adventures and a professional looking garden.