Now is a great time. You might have some questions on where to start, but don’t worry, the article below will help with lots of useful information. Read on for some great ideas on how to get started on your new gardening journey.
You will need to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. 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.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Grow wheat or cat grass around the plants your cat likes nibbling. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. A common parasite to plants is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. When planting a garden, the best way is to initially start with seeds. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. You can also mulch around trees and shrubs with wood ash, which drives away insects. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
After reading this article, you should be well on your way to growing a fantastic garden. You though you had mad skills before. Now you have insane skills! Ideally, you will be able to start gardening with much greater success after using these tips.