Gather some ideas for planning your garden, whether it will be for home or commercial use. These tips will help you save money on equipment, and select the best methods to use in your garden.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
Plants need CO2 grow well. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
Make sure that you divide your irises! You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
You just need to do some research, work outdoors, and have patience. Once you see the literal fruits of your labors, the time and effort you’ve invested will seem worthwhile.