Gardening is a hobby which not only relaxes you, but can provide you with delicious food. Gardeners are often faced with the questions of when to plant and what equipment to purchase. This article contains key pieces of advice for those interested in gardening.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. 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. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. Label the distances with a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
As said previously, gardening can be rewarding if you are knowledgeable about the subject. If you use the advice laid out here and plan accordingly, your garden will bloom gloriously in no time. Heed our tips and you’ll have your own stunning space.