Gardening is more than decorating your yard. It's more than just a simple activity for a green-thumbed hobbyist. A garden provides the person who has put time into it a way of finding tranquility, peace, and a feeling of appreciation of life. If you become a avid gardener, it will have a great effect on your way of living.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. You don't have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don't present obstacles to the climbers' growth. Some people use climbers as a natural "ceiling" to arbors. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
Don't cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. The same can be said for some flowers.
Use the knowledge you have gained here to resuscitate your garden today. You will be overjoyed to know that your plants are healthy! If you allow it, gardening will change your life. So get started!