Gardening lets you grow beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables just outside your door. There’s nothing better than eating fresh veggies in your salad. The following article will provide you with advice to make your gardening experience the best.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. Frequently, a hybrid that is able to deal with extreme temperatures will bring higher yields than the more traditional variety of a plant.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie together the tops. Once the canes are snugly together, put a sheet over the wigwam. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. The safest herbicide that you can use in your garden is a simple pot of boiling water. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Gardening gives you instant access to all of your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables. Serving a meal that includes the vegetables and fruit you grew in your own garden will leave you feeling satisfied. Keep the tips you just read in mind when planting those seeds.