Whether you garden for business, to feed your family or just for your own pleasure, the tips below will help you to make the most of your garden. Careful planning will help you assemble everything you need to grow a garden in your environment, and also avoid wasting money on the wrong seeds or unnecessary equipment.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Include a variety of plantings to get a full season of flowers, from early bloomers to late-season varieties.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. You can also prevent insect pests by using wood ash like mulch around your trees and shrubs. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. They will also be healthier and hardier, allowing them to better resist pests and disease. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
It just requires doing research, working a lot outside, and having a lot of patience. But soon you will see the work begin to pay off, as the garden begins to grow.