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Garden Nightmares? Create Your Dream Yard With These Helpful Hints.
Most people in our society have heard about the benefits of eating organic, or seen organic products in the grocery store. It is easy to spot organic products. They have special packaging and cost a fortune. You can cut the store out of the equation and save a lot of money by planting your own patch of organic vegetables in the back yard!
Plant slug-proof perennials. 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. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
Try planting berry-bearing evergreens in your yard. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Some evergreens that will add life to your yard in the wintertime are the American Cranberrybush, Common Snowberry, Winterberry, and American holly.
Good tools for the gardener include a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool. Gardening can be very tough on your knees, so a kneeling stool that is ergonomic and lightweight can make things much more comfortable and enjoyable. Gardeners usually need a wheelbarrow to move the heavy dirt and other objects so they are a good item to buy.
Avoid getting an infection by not allowing dirt and other chemicals to get into open wounds. Open wounds can easily get infected while gardening because you’re exposing yourself to dirt, bacteria and germs. Instead, opt for a bandage that entirely covers your wound.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.