It may seem like gardening would be hard to learn, but the truth is that you can get started with gardening quite easily. Since you have discovered this tip-filled article, hopefully, you will gain enough information to refine your gardening methods, thereby, becoming a better gardener.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. 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. Water the soil until it is saturated. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. 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. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
Know what grows in your region. When you see the wide variety of seed packets offered online, it is easy to get sucked into the idea of growing everything and anything! In reality, though, only some of them may flourish in your regional environment. Study up on your region and what crops can survive.
Make a handy twine dispenser from old clay pots. To always have gardening twine ready to use, take an old clay pot, and place it in your garden where you want your twine dispenser to be. Then place your ball of twine in it, and turn a second clay pot upside down. Thread the twine through the drainage hole of the upside down pot and place it on top of the bottom pot. You now have a handy dispenser!
Feed your plants. The way your plants are growing can tell you what nutrients are lacking and need replacing. Some plants take up a lot of nutrients early in the growing season and quickly need a new supply. Look for signs of deficiency such as yellowing leaves and stunted growth. Feed the plant with a general purpose fertilizer, unless it has specific requirements. Foliage plants, for instance, prefer a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
After a long day of gardening, clean those dirty hands with a breakfast treat. Create a mixture of oatmeal and water. Make it thick! Use the mixture as an abrasive to get the dirt out of your skin and from under your fingernails. Follow it up with your normal soap and water wash to get any lingering dirt off.
That’s not so bad, right? There is all kinds of information available to the avid gardener. Sometimes you need a clue, so you can begin and jump right in. With the tips provided in this article, you have the knowledge to start your own garden.