Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. You can stunt the growth of mint by planting it inside a container or super-sized bowl. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.

Make a plant you love the focal point of your garden. You need a focal point that can catch your eye in garden design. Quite often a distinctive plant works well as a point of interest.

Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.

Water your garden regularly and smartly. Use a type of soaker hose so that you don’t need to do individual waterings with the hose nozzle, or be refilling a watering can constantly. Turn the water pressure on low so the soaker hose will not harm tender plants. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.

Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. Your plants will have a better chance of getting big and healthy! Seeds can’t always thrive in gardens, and are often eaten by birds. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.

Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.

You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.

As you can probably see, each of these simple suggestions is easy to implement. You just need a bit of instruction on what to do, then the time to apply what you have learned. You need to pay close attention to how your plants fare after changing up your techniques. Do not waste time with something that does not look promising. With patience and attention, your garden will become a source of pride for you and your neighborhood.