Gardening means more than decorating a space outdoors. It isn’t just a hobby or pastime for green-thumbed enthusiasts. Gardens give the people working on them a feeling of serenity and a close bond with nature. When one is good at gardening, the rewards are outstanding.
Learn how to properly lay sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. 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 each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. This is also true for some flowers.
Plan your garden before you plant it. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Irises can be easily divided. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Every piece is suppose to have at least one durable offshoot. Replant them immediately.
Gather the information that you have learned here and create a wonderful garden that springs back to life. When you see your plants and flowers alive and flourishing, you will feel a sense of happiness that you helped to make that happen. If you give gardening a chance and see it through, it can be a life changing experience, so hop to it!