Gardening is an activity people have done for a long time. It can be undertaken for daily subsistence, or just for the simple joys it brings. This article will shed some light on the gardening process, and the many rewards it reaps.
You will need to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. Manure is great in enabling plants to grow, although it’s vital to use commercially composted products in order to lessen the risk of a variety of pathogens. Of all the fertilizing options available, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose as long as you use something.
Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. Some of the chemicals in these products can cause skin irritation, or worse, if you fail to take this simple precaution. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
As previously discussed, gardening has been a source of enjoyment for centuries. It used to be a necessity and some peoples’ way of life. These days, it fulfills many purposes, including simple enjoyment, a small business enterprise or a way of adding extra food to the table. Read on to find tips and tricks to help you turn gardening from a chore to a joy. Take to admire the fruits of your gardening time.