Are you jealous of how other gardens look? Has your neighbor got a secret which makes their garden look so much better than yours? Planting a garden does not have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. This article will help you along in the process of learning to care for your garden.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using 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.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
As you can see, the tips in this article are easy to implement. Now that you have learned what to do, it is time to apply it. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. When something doesn’t work, then go ahead and try out new strategies. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will envy.