There isn’t a better time than now to get it started. You may have questions, but don’t worry, this article can help. The ideas and tips below will get you started and on your way to a successful garden.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. The soil should be adequately moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from 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. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. Frequently, a hybrid that is able to deal with extreme temperatures will bring higher yields than the more traditional variety of a plant.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. Seeds can’t always thrive in gardens, and are often eaten by birds. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.
Don’t mow your grass too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. The coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to give some acid back to the dirt. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Hopefully, you now feel a bit more prepared to start off on your gardening adventure. Even if you thought you were all ready to go before, look at what you know now! If you use the tips you have learned from this article, your garden will bloom like never before.