Does the grass look greener when you look to the other side? You might imagine that all your neighbors have some top-secret formula that keeps their grass and garden looking so much better than yours. The fact is, there is no secret in getting a beautiful garden. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Information about gardening is available online, in books and in magazines created for garden enthusiasts.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. You simply need to know some basic approaches and then you can carry those techniques into your garden. Focus on the reaction of the plants to your methods. If you find a method is not working for you, discontinue it and try another way. With patience and love you can grow the best garden in your neighborhood.