There are many factors involved to achieve the lush and beautiful garden you have always wanted. Gardening can require a large amount of ongoing work, although many find it to be fun, rewarding and even therapeutic. This article should help you to learn a little more about the process of creating a beautiful garden, and having fun in the process!
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
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.