Here at The Home and Garden we have heard all kind of myths about several industries however the one that sticks out the most has to be gardening. After all, when there are so many people trying to get to grips with the world of gardening, the hundreds of myths circling the internet don’t tend to help. Luckily, we’ve decided to bust a few of the big ones…

Myth: You should stalk young trees

As a form of tough love it can be tempting to stalk young trees to give them support during heavy wind and other harsh weather however after 18 months this stalk should be removed. This is because it is very easy for the tree to rely on this support and therefore not become as stable as it could be in the long term.

Myth: Gravel will help plant pots to drain

It is not uncommon to put stones at the bottom of a pot in order to ‘aid drainage’ however many studies have shown that this is actually a waste of time because the gravel can stop the rate at which the plant grows and leave the roots swimming in water.

Myth: Natural growth is safer growth

Unless you are a very big advocate of organic gardening you may be shocked to find that pesticides may not be as big of a deal as you may have once thought. In fact, the shelves of many garden centre often have fungi and insects pesticides that are labelled as natural but tend to contain vinegar and other harmful ingredients. It is always better to opt for a pesticide that is suited for what you are growing than blindly pick the cheapest one on the shelf.

When it comes to gardening it can be helpful to gain as much information as possible however it is often difficult to know what information you can and cannot trust. If you are still unsure about certain aspects of the gardening world, speak to an expert at The Home and Gardens today! Plus, if you have any other myths that require busting, make sure to let us know!

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