Every gardener dreams of having a thriving garden. For some, this is a reality, for some it isn’t. If you want to achieve your dream of a beautiful garden, there are a few things to learn. Gardening can require a large amount of ongoing work, although many find it to be fun, rewarding and even therapeutic. Following are a few tips that can make your gardening time more fun and less work.
Lay sod properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Be sure to weed your garden. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
Do you want fresh mint leaves without having to worry about them growing too quickly? You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.
Separate irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. They will literally split in your hand, flowering the next year after replanting. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant your pieces right away.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.