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Essential DIY Gardening Tips For The Struggling Gardener

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Use this article to find some ideas on how to grow a better garden this year. Determine what you need so you don't spend money on equipment you do not need, or on seeds that don't work in your area.

To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.

Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won't eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

Make sure that your deciduous shrubs are protected. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.

It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for gardening. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Pick up a good pair of gardening knee pads to help cushion your knees.

It only requires some research, lots of outside work, and a large amount of patience. All your hard work will be worthwhile when things start to grow.

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