There is a lot of information you need to learn if you want to achieve your goal of having a thriving garden full of beautiful, colorful, blossoming plants. Horticulture takes a lot of effort, planning, time and work, but it can be a great deal of fun. The following paragraphs are going to give you ideas and insights that you can use to make horticulture fun, instead of laborious.
Sod should be laid properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Once you have completed this, start planting!
Before you start planting your garden, plan it! This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Always fertilize your garden. Manure can be very helpful in growing plants, but it is essential to use a commercial product that has been composted, in order to minimize pathogen risk. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.