If you have visions of a healthy, lush, green garden, there are things you should consider on your way to that goal. Cultivating a garden is time consuming, but it is also rewarding. Here are a few tips to make your gardening more fun and less work!
Properly lay your sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. 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. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
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. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. CO2 levels, when kept high, give your plants optimal growing conditions.
You can alleviate this problem by planting grasses that your cat will naturally gravitate towards. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
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.