Starting right now, you can get going with your own garden. You may have concerns about logistics, but do not fear! The following article will outline the straight facts you need to start a beautiful garden. Read on for some helpful tips to get started in gardening.
Make sure that your sod is laid properly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. The soil should be adequately moistened. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. 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.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that 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. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. White vinegar can be a good solution. White vinegar is a fantastic weed killer! Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
Purchase an inexpensive gardening kneeling pad, as well as a wheelbarrow or wagon. Gardening can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. In addition, maintaining a garden typically means moving around heavy dirt and other objects, which makes buying a wheelbarrow a very smart purchase.
You are now one step closer to fulfilling that ambition and beginning your garden. You thought were doing well before, but you will do much better now! Hopefully the tips laid out here gave you pointers to improve your gardening so you can start gardening with two green thumbs.