Many people are under the impression that gardening is difficult, but it’s actually quite simple if you know exactly what to do. Knowing what it takes to correctly grow your plants will take you from an amateur to a master in no time. This article will introduce you to gardening tips that can help you become a master gardener.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Clearly, it isn’t hard to be a good gardener. You just have to know the tricks of the trade. With the necessary knowledge, such as the advice presented by this article, you’ll be able to garden with perfection.