Humans have been enjoying gardening for centuries. People can garden just for the sheer joy of the activity, or they can garden in order to provide their family with fresh produce. Below, you’ll read some excellent tips to bring more of the enjoyment surrounding gardening into your daily life.
Properly lay your sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. The soil should be adequately moistened. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. 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 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. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Plant slug-proof perennials. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
Choose the right soil for best results. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.
Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
As already noted, gardening is an activity that many have enjoyed throughout history. Years ago, it was simply what people did to put food on their tables. Today, it can be done for fun or to save money on fresh groceries. The advice you learned here can help you get the most joy out of your garden. Love your hobby and enjoy the rewards!