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Gardening can be therapeutic and stress relieving. Many garden hobbyists want to know which equipment is the best, when the ideal planting time is, and even what kind of soil is the most effective. Spend some time relaxing in the sun, tending your garden.

An effective gardening tip is to practice mulching. Mulching allows the soil to retain much-needed moisture; it also makes it easier to keep weeds from taking over your garden or flowerbed.

If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.

Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. The most "green" way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. 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.

Plants need CO2 grow well. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. The best way to get a lot of it is through a greenhouse. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.

If you decide to grow peas, think about planting them indoors when you first start them off, as opposed to planting them outdoors. If you were to plant them inside first, the seeds should germinate better. This will also make the seedlings hardier, which will help them resist diseases and pests. After the seedlings have grown strong indoors, it will be time for you to transplant them to outdoor beds.

Invest in a quality wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool if gardening work is going to happen often. It can be very uncomfortable on the knees when working so close to the ground, so a light, portable stool makes gardening easier. Using a wheelbarrow or wagon to transport heavy loads of dirt will help protect you from back injuries so make sure that you have one.

Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.

An easy way to build up layers of plant materials for your compost pile is by putting the material in large plastic garbage bags. The best time to do this is during the fall after you have gathered the leaves using a rake. Put your leaves in a plastic garbage bag in a warm area. Then, in the spring, you will have great soil material that can be added to a compost pile.

When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. Stink bugs are attracted to tomatoes, beans and most fruits. If you do not keep them under control, the damage can be excessive, so keep an eye out for them.

In the autumn, planting bigger plants will result in stronger root systems. Since the ground is still warm compared to the air temperature and the plants do not have leaves to grow and support it, their resources will be concentrated in the root system, thus creating a strong foundation.

There's no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.

Gardening is very rewarding, but only after one has the tools and know-how to do it effectively. A knowledgeable gardener is most often a successful gardener. By following these simple tips, you will be prepared and able to enjoy the pleasure of creating a beautiful garden that will suit your needs and desires.

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February 21st, 2013 at 4:54 pm

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