Gardening has been enjoyed by many people through the ages. Some people garden simply because they enjoy it, whereas others garden as a means to feed their family. Read on for ways to find your own joy in gardening adventures.
Properly lay your sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. 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.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. Planning gives you a map of your garden. When your plants begin sprouting and all look alike, you can refer to your plan to remind yourself of which plants are which. Another benefit is that you won’t lose the little plants in a big garden patch.
Be consistent with garden fertilization. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. There are a number of options for fertilizer, but the truth is that what you use is unimportant; you just have to remember to use something.
As previously discussed, gardening has been enjoyed by civilizations for centuries. Centuries ago, people gardened as a way to feed their families. Nowadays, it may be for pleasure, profit, or need. The information laid out in this article will increase your gardening joys, whatever the reason for your garden! Love your hobby and enjoy the rewards!