Gardening is a fun and interesting hobby that has the potential to improve the life of you, your family, or your business. With a little research, you can learn exactly what you need, which will keep you from spending money on seeds you can’t use, or unnecessary equipment.
Put sod down the right way. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.
If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. If you grow rhododendrons, azaleas or gardenias, increase the acid in your your soil by working in coffee or tea grounds. A natural cure for plant fungus is chamomile tea. Sprinkle some on the plant, and see if it works.
Create a focal point in your garden with a unique plant. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. Many times, it’s just a plant that differs from the surrounding plants.
Water your garden regularly and smartly. Consider a soaker hose as a way to water multiple plants while saving time. Use low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender members of your garden. You can go about your business and leave your soaker hose at work for an hour or two.
It simply requires some research, some work, and some patience. When you see your garden flourish, you will feel a satisfying sense of accomplishment.