A garden is much more than just ‘landscaping’. It’s not even necessary that you have a green thumb. A garden provides its owner with serenity, contentment, and a deeper understanding of the things in life that truly matter. The effects can be profound if you’re good at it.
Lay sod properly. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. 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. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
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. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. The kind of plants you want in your garden should let you know what kind of soil you need to get. It is also possible to make an artificial area using only one type of soil.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. A vibrant garden will be overrun with weeds if they are left alone. To do this, think about using white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. By amending your soils, you will help your plants grow and flourish.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
Apply the wisdom of the preceding paragraphs to return vigor and vibrancy to your garden. Ultimately, when you see your plants bloom and full of life, you will be happy you did. Horticulture can literally change your life, but only if you put in the effort and do it!