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TIP! Learn the proper way to lay sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil.

Gardening is a hobby which not only relaxes you, but can provide you with delicious food. Knowing which soil to purchase, which gardening equipment to buy and when to plant your seeds are some of the key questions gardeners are asking. Spend some time relaxing in the sun, tending your garden.

TIP! It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface.

Starting seedlings in pots before planting in your garden is a smart idea. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.

TIP! Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season.

One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.

TIP! Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive.

Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.

 

TIP! A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. Coffee grounds are an affordable means of adding acid to the soil so that it is pH-balanced.

You should make sure to divide your irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.

TIP! Make sure that you divide your irises! If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered.

A green garden needs to begin with seeds, not plants. Your can contribute to environmental soundness by beginning your garden with fresh seeds. Packaging materials for many plants utilize plastics that are not recyclable, so avoid these containers and choose instead to sow your garden with seeds or utilize organic pots.

TIP! Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed.

In conclusion, horticulture is a tremendously rewarding hobby. It is also a hobby for which a substantial amount of understanding is required to ensure the best results. If you have the proper advice and you plan out your garden correctly, your garden can grow quickly. Apply some of the tips you just read and, in no time, you’ll be amazed at what you can with your garden.

 
Updated: September 19, 2015 — 8:30 pm
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