It can be somewhat overwhelming to learn everything there is to know about gardening. Luckily, gardening can be researched easily, taught and learned. Since you have discovered this tip-filled article, hopefully, you will gain enough information to refine your gardening methods, thereby, becoming a better gardener.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. So if you want your garden to provide plants that are as healthy as possible, you need a good quality soil that contains few chemicals and that can accumulate salts over time.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
That isn’t too difficult, is it? As with any topic, the body of knowledge surrounding gardening is vast. In many cases, all that’s needed to make some sense of the whirlwind of information is a reference point from which to get started. Hopefully, this article has provided you with just that.