Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
An excellent garden shouldn’t begin from plants. They should begin from seeds. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. The plastic used in nurseries often end up in landfills, that is why it is advised to use seeds or purchase from nurseries that make use of organic materials when packaging their plants.
Consider planting trees that produce attractive fruits in the fall. You normally think about the beautiful leaves in fall, but there are beautiful fruits too. There are many fall plants and trees that produce berries which will add color to your garden, as well as food for winter birds. The berries can range in color from yellow to red. There are several varieties of plants available that produce fruit such as holly, winterberry and juniper.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
Pick one plant to serve as your garden’s focal point. In a well designed garden you should have a focal point so that your eyes will stay there. It can be anything, but oftentimes a plant that stands out from its neighbors will do the trick.
Water is a necessity if you want to have a healthy garden. Your plants need it to survive. On especially hot days, soil can be dried out by the sun, and one needs to make sure that they do not forget to water their garden. A good watering routine will maximize the beauty of your garden.
An English garden mixes plants of various kinds and sizes close together, which helps to give it a more multi-dimensional feel. Having plants that grow to the same height will result in a common and flat looking bed.
When gardening, try not to use broad-spectrum pesticides. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Beneficial bugs usually have more sensitivity towards pesticides than bad ones. Therefore, if the number of beneficial bugs drops, the problem with pests can get bigger. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
That isn’t too difficult, is it? Like most subjects, there is amble information on gardening available. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, it helps to have a place to start! Hopefully, this article has provided you with just that.
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