Many people find gardening to be a great way to relax and have some fun. When it comes to gardening there are some basic “need to know” things such as: knowing your soils, which equipment to use and the time frame for planting your seeds. Spend some time relaxing in the sun, tending your garden.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. 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.
Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.
When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
Protecting your knees while gardening is essential. It’s not a good idea to spend much time standing while you are bent over at the waist. To get down to plant level without pain, try kneeling instead. Get knee pads or a small mat you can use to kneel on if the ground is too hard.
Making a delicious meal with fresh ingredients from your own garden can be extremely satisfying. The advice given here will help you to be able to plan and execute a beautiful and bountiful garden. Start implementing the hints and tips you’ve just been given, and you’ll soon be delighting in your own burgeoning garden.