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TIP! Lay sod properly. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil.

A lot gardeners find the hobby to be both relaxing and therapeutic. If you are thinking about horticulture, you are probably asking yourself questions like what type of soil is best, what equipment you will need and when is the appropriate time to plant. The tips you will find below will guide you through those questions and more.

TIP! Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks.

Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.

TIP! Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed.

A great horticulture tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

TIP! Fertilize your garden. Manure can help grow plants, but to eliminate risk of pathogens, try using a type of commercially composted product.

When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. After this is completed, it is time to plant!

TIP! Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them.

 

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.

Mint Leaves

TIP! Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides for your garden. While broad-spectrum pesticides will kill most pests, they will also kill helpful insects.

If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.

TIP! Be smart about how you water your garden. Put down the watering can or garden hose, and spread out a time-saving soaker hose instead.

Use natural pest control when possible. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your horticulture.

TIP! Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. Plants that are all at the same height makes a garden bed look flat and uninteresting.

In conclusion, gardening is a tremendously rewarding hobby. It is also a hobby for which a substantial amount of understanding is required to ensure the best results. The advice given here will help you to be able to plan and execute a beautiful and bountiful garden. Use this advice to enjoy your own beautiful garden.

 
Updated: January 7, 2016 — 2:53 pm
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