Want to next year you had a beautiful garden and a great harvest? Take care of the layout of the garden now.
THE LAYOUT OF THE GARDEN
SELECT A LOCATION FOR THE NEW FLOWER BEDS
From the place will depend on its design and choice of plants. It may be flowerbed in front of the house, narrow ridges along the track or shadow mixborders in the back garden. Consider the composition of the soil, light and moisture. Each of these options will fit your list of plants suitable for your area. This list is better to jot down in advance, because it is not always consultants at garden centers can give you the right advice. Their job is to sell the plant, not to dissuade you from buying.
SKETCH A PLAN
How to plan a garden and orchard on the site? Not everyone will want to do it, but believe me, with the plan much easier. It will give the opportunity to define the future size of the plants, which will allow you to determine variety and quantity, and in the future, you don’t have to endlessly to replace them. By the way, you can find quite a lot of ready-made layouts of the garden. Don’t be afraid to repeat someone’s idea of garden design. You still get your way.
DEFINE THE FLOWER BED
There are flower beds species — from several varieties of the same species of plants (e.g., roses). To them plants are chosen to fill voids and to create a bright colored spots in between the flowering of the main plants.
And multiple when selection of plants based on seasonality: each season select the soloist (main, the most showy plant), and it has to support. In such flower beds on the role of the soloists are well suited tulips, lilies, gladioli. It is better to plant plants in groups of two or three types together than the same number of different. So they will look prettier. How to create the perfect look.
DON’T BUY ALL THAT MUCH
The basis of the garden provide a hardy and undemanding plant. In the cold winter they won’t freeze, and in the rainy summer—you will not get wet. Because breeding has made great progress, even among the local, long-known types, you can choose new and interesting varieties. But with plants — exotics need to be careful.
It is also very important to buy plants from local suppliers grown in our conditions. Imported plants of the same species is not very adapted to our weather conditions, as it is grown in a milder climate. The period of acclimatization can occur for a long time and painful.
If planted in your garden unpretentious flowers and shrubs, you will get another advantage. Such plants will create at the site a special microclimate, protecting all the other landing from the winds.
They are the backbone of a flower garden, and their proper location will depend largely on the overall picture. Referring to the plan, dig planting holes, fill them with the necessary fertilizers, water and plant plants. For every kind there are certain standards incorporation into the soil: what you need to bury, the other slightly raised above the soil level. Until the end of September to have time to divide and transplant overgrown peonies, dig up the old Bush, rinse the rhizome, after removing all old roots and dividing peony with a knife. So the planned garden and orchard in the fall! More about the perennials.
In early autumn, plant bulbs. Terms are defined by climatic conditions of a particular region, so the plants have time to take root, but had sprouted above the soil surface. Tulips can be planted almost until winter. If you see the sale of healthy Tulip bulbs with the discount, do not hesitate, buy and drop. Tulips will bloom beautifully the first year, maybe a little after the deadline. Before planting, the bulbs must be processed in a solution of fungicide and allow to dry. To protect the bulbs from rodents (moles, mole crickets) use for planting mesh containers.
In the fall at garden centers the best selection of seedlings in the spring together with the spring digging commercially and unrealized fall material. Better to buy an annual or two-year seedlings with open root system. Adults and grown in containers is not likely to bring a bountiful harvest. In the first half of September it is possible to transplant fruit and ornamental shrubs – currants, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, hydrangeas, mock orange, barberry, and others.
PLANNING A GARDEN – EVEN ANNUALS
You know that cold-hardy annuals can be sown before winter? Be sure to try – this will ensure early and healthy flowering your flower beds! In the first days of stable freezing of the soil you can plant asters, godetia, dimorphoteca, fragrant tobacco, iberis, marigold, clarkia, space, Lavater, poppies, Mattiolo, mignonette, scabiosa, the Drummond Phlox, escholzia etc.
IN THE GARDEN
15 October – plant winter garlic. For each clove, put a handful of raw suet.
And with 15-25 Oct sow onion sets in a pen in the winter.
In the garden with the onset of subzero temperatures and freezing ground is also possible to sow green and vegetable crops. In a prepared soil sow carrots, beets, lettuce, parsley, dill, cilantro, radish, turnip, rutabaga, etc.
Right now write down the names of any varieties of vegetables and herbs, to purchase these seeds in the new season. Do not rely on memory!
PLAN THE GARDEN AND HARVEST
Prepare the soil for planting the new season. Dig the ground to a depth of 25-30 cm, without breaking the clods. So the soil is better chilled in the spring and accumulate more moisture from melting snow. When you choose digging to remove roots of perennial weeds and destroy the larvae of pests.
Prepare the soil for growing seedlings and for picking grown seedlings. The soil of crotalin this is great. Put the soil in an unheated room for freezing, it is a natural way to detoxify the soil from some pests and diseases.
And here is the finished layout of the garden, through which your site will delight you next year!
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