There are many things to consider when striving for beautiful and healthy garden plants. Although horticulture can be difficult, you can also find pleasure from it. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making gardening more fun and less work!
Sod should be laid correctly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
To prevent shocking your plants, you must gradually introduce new temperatures and other conditions to them. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.