Have you noticed that the grass literally seems greener on your fence’s other side? You may imagine your neighbor has the key to a perfect garden. In reality, there’s no secret method for creating a gorgeous garden. All you need is some knowledge on the proper care of your garden’s plants. Begin your garden adventures by reading through this article to get some great gardening advice.
Put down sod correctly. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until 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 for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
As you can see, the tips in this article are easy to implement. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, then you are ready to put these ideas into motion in your own garden. Analyze the response that your plants have to your gardening methods carefully. If you find that it’s not working for you, try something different. In time, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor and your garden will become the talk of the town.