If you want that green, lush garden, there are many things to do in order to get there. Even though gardening takes effort, it is also loads of fun! Read on for some advice to make gardening easier and more fun.
Take the time to remove weeds. A vibrant garden will be overrun with weeds if they are left alone. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. If you don’t want to take the time to remove the weeds by hand, simply spray them with a white vinegar solution.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
Split up your irises. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. Plant immediately.
Start a new garden from seeds. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. 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.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.