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If you have visions of a healthy, lush, green garden, there are things you should consider on your way to that goal. Garden can involve back-breaking labor, but it can also be very enjoyable. Here are a few tips to make your gardening more fun and less work!

Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.

Use root cuttings to create beautiful new plants. The roots should be cut in winter when they are dormant. Choose the thickest roots that have a good length and, using a sharp knife, remove them from the plant. Make two inch segments out of the roots. Fill up seed trays with a peat and grit mixture, then lay each root cutting on the soil's surface. Cover the root pieces with the same grit and peat moss mixture that you filled the trays with. Leave the tray in a cool area, and seedlings will sprout in approximately a month. Plant these seedlings into their own little pots until they're large enough to be planted in the ground.

Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. So if you want your garden to provide plants that are as healthy as possible, you need a good quality soil that contains few chemicals and that can accumulate salts over time.

Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.

To create a beautiful English garden, use the same bed to mix various kinds of plants, as well as different heights. A uniform and flat bed is created by using plants that are the same height.

Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. Consider getting a soil analysis and working on enrichment techniques for giving your garden a vibrant and healthy environment. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.

Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. If you'd like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and spray the entire thing with Wilt-Proof. This will prevent rotting. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.

If you know what a chicken tractor is, then consider utilizing one to prepare your future garden with fertilizer. This device is a chicken coop that can be moved from one spot in your garden to another. The chickens are sheltered and the floor is open. The tractor makes it easy for chickens to eat insects and deposit fertilizer. After an area is fertilized, pull the chicken tractor to a different area.

Be sure to split the irises. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant each one immediately.

With these tips, you're better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you'll also be growing as a person. That's because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.

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December 22nd, 2012 at 4:46 am

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