If you have visions of a healthy, lush, green garden, there are things you should consider on your way to that goal. Although gardening can be difficult, you can also find pleasure from it. Here are a collection of nifty little gardening tips that will make the your time spent outside more fun and less demanding.
Learn how to properly lay sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Dampen the soil completely. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools that can be used for more than one task are quite handy to own. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Be sure to weed your garden. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. White vinegar is a weed killer! So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. 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.