Everything You May Have Wondered About Gardening

Gardening serves more purposes than simply aesthetics and decoration. It isn't just a hobby or pastime for green-thumbed enthusiasts. It plays a significant part in a gardener's life by bringing calmness, accomplishment and a connection to nature. Horticulture is best when you have the knowledge to do it right.

Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you'll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.

To get the best results, you must use the right soil. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.

Remove your garden's weeds! Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar is a weed killer! So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.

If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.

Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won't be exposed to light. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.

There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Wood ash, when used as mulch, can help keep insects away from trees and shrubs. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.



Use the tips you just read to revitalize your garden with your new found green thumb. Once your garden is back to its blooming glory, you will feel gratified and renewed yourself. Gardening could become your new hobby and be a real source of happiness for you.