Now is a great time. It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do and where to start, but don’t worry, the following article will help you out. The tips mentioned in this article will help you as you get started!
Put down sod correctly. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. 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.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Plant slug-proof perennials. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Some varieties of perennials are not preferred by snails and slugs, particularly perennials that have hairy, tough leaves or a taste that isn’t appetizing. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
To save your knees from the wear and tear of gardening, invest in some knee pads if your garden includes a lot of low-growth plants. The amount of time that you spend gardening on your knees can make your knees hurt by the time you are done. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.
You should make sure to divide your irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Hopefully, you now feel a bit more prepared to start off on your gardening adventure. You thought perhaps that you knew what to do before, but look at how ready you are now! Hopefully, the suggestions here were helpful in getting you started in the exciting world of gardening so that you eventually will become an expert gardener.