No time is better than the present. You may have many questions and concerns about initiating this, but rest assured that the following paragraphs will give you the answers you seek. The tips mentioned in this article will help you as you get started!
Lay sod properly. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Water the soil until it is saturated. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. 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.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Label the distances with a permanent marker. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
After reading this article, you should now have a solid base of knowledge about gardening. Even if you have some previous experience with gardening, you now know more about this art. Hopefully, the strategies provided in this article have given you the confidence to develop your own garden and enjoy the bounty nature has to offer.