Aug
15

Planting A Perennial Garden That Is Low Maintenance

Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.

The fall season is here, and that means it is time to plant your fall edibles. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scooped out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!

When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.

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.

Divide irises. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Replant immediately.