There is a lot of information about horticulture, but a little time and research will get you started. Now you know what you need to do, you can hopefully be more knowledgeable about horticulture, so you can get more from it.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Water the soil until it is saturated. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
Consider starting your plants in pots and then planting the seedlings in your garden. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. Sunny areas in the middle of shrubs and perennials can be filled in nicely with these plants. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. Consider getting a soil analysis and working on enrichment techniques for giving your garden a vibrant and healthy environment. You can often find Cooperative Extension offices that provide this service, which can help to make your garden flourish.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
Do you now see how horticulture can be easier and even fun? There is all kinds of information available to the avid gardener. Sometimes, if you figure out where to begin, it’s easy to “jump right in”. You should hopefully get what you can from these tips.
Originally posted 2013-04-28 10:10:52.