Is your neighbor’s grass really greener than the grass your side of the fence? You may believe that your neighbor is employing a secret strategy for a perfect garden. Planting a garden does not have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. Read this article for the horticulture advice that you need on your quest.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You should probably save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
When mowing the lawn, don’t mow the grass all the way down to the root. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
If your soil is highly alkaline, try mixing used coffee grounds into the soil. Using coffee grounds is a low-cost way to increase the acidity of the soil. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
Divide irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. The bulbs should automatically divide in your palm, and once you put them back into the earth, they will typically flower the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
The suggestions in the article you just read are designed to be easy to implement in your garden. You just need a bit of instruction on what to do, then the time to apply what you have learned. Pay heed to the response of the plants as you work with them. Refine your methods as you go! Have patience, and before you know it, your neighbors will be jealous of your garden.