Is your neighbour’s grass really greener than the grass your side of the fence? Has your neighbour got a secret which makes their garden look so much better than yours? To be honest, it’s not that hard to get a lovely looking garden. It simply requires practical information about how to care for a variety of plants. You can get started on your horticulture adventure by reading the advice in this informative article.
If you've a wall or fence that you don't like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They can cover an arbour. Grow through trees and shrubs. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it'll be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves wouldn't grow as quickly and overcome your garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired. The container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.
The techniques discussed here have been pretty straight-forward and easy to follow. All that's necessary is to apply some of the ideas presented here and monitor their effectiveness. Pay heed to the response of the plants as you work with them. Experimenting with already existing plants will only lead to disaster. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbours will envy.