If you dream of having green, beautiful, and healthy plants in your very own garden, there are lots of things you should probably think about in order to achieve that goal. Gardening does require labor and effort, but at the same time, gardening can also be fun. This advice will assist with increasing the fun and decreasing the work.
Put sod down the right way. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
When gardening, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. Once you have completed this, start planting!
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.
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.