Now is a great time. The insights here can help you get going and answer a lot of questions you may have. Below are several horticulture tips and techniques that you can implement immediately to be a more effective and successful gardener.
You will need to properly lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. The soil should be adequately moistened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. 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.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. 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. You can start planting now.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. 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.
Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Now you are much more prepared when it comes to gardening. You thought were doing well before, but you will do much better now! These tips should help get you going in the right direction so that your garden is extremely successful.