No time is better than the present. It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do and where to start, but don’t worry, the following article will help you out. Read on for ideas to get your creative juices going and reach your goals for your garden.
Put sod down the right way. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Water the soil until it is saturated. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Sod should be firm and have an even, flat surface without gaps. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
Bulbs are the best solution to get flowers in spring and in summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
Garden for fall colors. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be. When it comes to vibrant color, the bright foliage of fall beats all the other seasons. There are a number of trees that provide exuberant displays of color, such as Dogwood, Beech and Maple. There are practically as many types of shrubs chosen for their fall colors are there are gardeners! Barberry, hydrangea and cotoneaster are particularly popular choices.
Gardening helps with relaxation. There are numerous ways to seek personal comfort and peace. Gardening is an excellent choice for calming your mind and soul. It does however require a small investment of money but has tremendous returns. Knowing that you have grown these plants yourself can give you a great feeling of joy and inner peace.
Now you are prepared to start horticulture. You thought that you were ready before, well look at you now! Hopefully, the suggestions here were helpful in getting you started in the exciting world of horticulture so that you eventually will become an expert gardener.