Now’s the best time. You might have some questions on where to start, but don’t worry, the article below will help with lots of useful information. Read on for some great ideas on how to get started on your new horticulture journey.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
Do not cut your grass too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The mulch will help keep the soil moist for longer periods of time. It will also prevent weeds from growing. You’ll find this is a time saver since you won’t have to pull them later.
When tending a vegetable garden, you might find that pest control is a bit difficult. Don’t spray harsh chemicals since they will spoil your veggies. Staying on top of the problem will ensure that pests don’t take over your garden. If you find any unwanted pests, try removing them by hand.
Hopefully, you are now much better equipped for your horticulture endeavor. If you think that you were ready before, you should see yourself now. Hopefully, the strategies provided in this article have given you the confidence to develop your own garden and enjoy the bounty nature has to offer.