There are numerous resources you can use to find information and advice on how to properly grow a garden. The Internet is one, and you could easily lose track of time as you peruse sites searching for what you need. This article contains just the advice you need in order to take up gardening. Read them below.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly water the soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
Gardening can be highly rewarding and a wonderful experience. The more you learn, the better your gardening skills will become. You should take all the good information you can get. Start by applying the tips laid out here, and you will have the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen.