You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
You should make sure to divide your irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant each one immediately.
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. This can cause enough damage to the roots of any plant to kill it.