When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. They're particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
When mowing the lawn, don't mow the grass all the way down to the root. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
Come up with a gardening plan before planting anything. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
It is important to follow the instructions on your chemicals and tools closely, especially if you are new to gardening. If you use your gardening chemicals wrong, you can abrade or even burn your skin. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.
It is easy to quickly prepare your perennial garden ground. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over.