While some people believe gardening takes too much hard work to be worth it, the truth is that a little knowledge goes a long way to making it easy, fun and fruitful. Anyone can become adept at gardening if armed with accurate information. These tips will enable you to be more proficient at gardening.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. The soil should be adequately moistened. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. Rather, you should mix a bit of baking soda with a small quantity of liquid soap in water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
As was previously stated, gardening is not a difficult chore if you obtain a little knowledge. After you take the time to educate yourself about all the ins and outs of what it takes to be a great gardener, you will can look forward to success in all your gardening endeavors.