Will your neighbor’s lawn always look better? Maybe you worry that your neighbor knows the secret to a beautiful garden, and you don’t. Truth be told, no such secret exists. All it takes is knowledge on how to take care of your plants properly. Reading the advice from this article can help you on your path to gardening wisdom.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
To prevent shocking your plants, you must gradually introduce new temperatures and other conditions to them. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Utilize your garden tool handles as convenient makeshift rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. This will allow you to have a ruler at your fingertips when you are working out in the garden.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
So, you can see that these suggestions are rather simple and easy to follow. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, then you are ready to put these ideas into motion in your own garden. Observe the response of your plants to the various techniques you try. Experimenting with already existing plants will only lead to disaster. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will envy.