If lush and vibrant plants growing in your personal garden are something that you aspire to, then a number of things need to be taken into consideration for you to reach that dream. Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. Try these hints to bring the fun out in gardening.
Properly lay your sod. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Once it is in place, the sod requires frequent watering for at least two weeks. This is usually the amount of time it takes for the sod to grow roots, making it ready to grow seamlessly into place.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Start your plant in pots before you plant them in your garden. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. Consider getting a soil analysis and working on enrichment techniques for giving your garden a vibrant and healthy environment. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. If you don’t want to take the time to remove the weeds by hand, simply spray them with a white vinegar solution.
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.