There is no better time than now. It can be overwhelming knowing where to begin, so this article will help guide you towards getting started. In the following paragraphs you will find insights and ideas you can apply to your gardening dreams.
Sod should be laid properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
When horticulture in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Place your seeds in a container filled with water. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
Protect the soil around your vegetable plants with an inch or two of organic mulch. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. It will also prevent weeds from popping up around your plants. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Keep yourself safe and always follow instructions.
As you can see, anybody can garden with the right knowledge. You thought perhaps that you knew what to do before, but look at how ready you are now! The above tips have hopefully spurred some great ideas that you can use in your own backyard to create a garden you can be proud of.
Originally posted 2013-11-03 13:37:47.