There is a lot of information you need to learn if you want to achieve your goal of having a thriving garden full of beautiful, colorful, blossoming plants. Although horticulture can be difficult, you can also find pleasure from it. Here are a few tips to make your horticulture more fun and less work!
Put down sod correctly. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be gardening in the sun. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Wearing sun protection is important to help ward off the unnecessary pain of sunburn, and it will help lessen your skin cancer risk, too.
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.