A garden can provide far more than just decorative appeal. It is also more than just something people with green thumbs can do. Becoming involved in gardening is a great way to find peace in your life, and gain an appreciation for the world around you. Once you become skilled at gardening, the aftermath from it will be totally worth it.
Put down sod correctly. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. 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.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Invest in a kneeling stool, and a wheelbarrow to work in the garden. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees, so a lightweight and portable garden stool will make gardening more comfortable. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
Use cologne or other items with a distinct scent to keep your canine out of the landscaping. This will work to mask any scent that is attracting dogs, and will make the garden a much less interesting place to for dogs to be.
Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. If you use plants that are all the same size your garden will look flat.
Before planting your favorite perennials, you must first prepare the ground. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Let this sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.
Use the tips you’ve learned here to turn your garden into an oasis. When your plants are blooming and alive, you will be so glad you did. Gardening can make your life much better than it is now, but you have to put int he effort. There’s no time like the present for getting started.