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Gardening Tips You Should Make Note Of

Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.

When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. Choose carefully: do not save a plant that won’t live through a winter inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.

Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Insert four or five canes into the pot to create a ‘wigwam’. Tie the tops together and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.

Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. Fungi are a common parasite common in the plant world. Fungi can be controlled with fungicide sprays, but it is important to treat your area with the spray, before you see any problems.

Make sure to fertilize your garden. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. There are a wide variety of fertilizing options available, although which type you use is not that important; just make sure to use something.