If you know enough about what you’re doing, gardening is not that hard. The right information could help anyone be a master gardener. This article will introduce you to gardening tips that can help you become a master gardener.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. Coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to increase the acid level in your soil. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
Gardening isn’t hard to do if you understand what to do and how to use the tools you have. These suggestions have given you a solid foundation in how to design and maintain a fabulous garden.