TIP! Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly.

Well, now is as good a time as any. You may have questions, but don’t worry, this article can help. The tips mentioned in this article will help you as you get started!

TIP! Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in 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.

TIP! A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks.

Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

TIP! For the best results, select the right kind of soil. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden.

For the right results, get the right type of soil. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. You can also make an artificial area using only one type of soil.

TIP! Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water.

Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.

TIP! If your landscape includes low-growing plants, you should invest in a set of knee pads specifically designed for gardening. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees.

Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!

TIP! Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds.

Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.

TIP! Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. A common parasite to plants is fungi.

If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.

TIP! Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. If you decide to use manure, which is great for your plants, choose a pathogen free commercial product.

The best way to start a garden is from first principles: seeds. Planting seeds is the most eco-friendly way to start a new garden. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.

TIP! You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. These types of trees can offer your garden a splash of color, especially during the winter when all other plants and trees have lost their hues.

When deciding on which plants to include in your landscaping projects, consider evergreens which produce colorful berries. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.

TIP! Spray fragrances such as old perfume or aftershave on grass around your garden to help keep your dog away from the plants. This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.

Choose plants that will provide color in autumn. That need not be the case though! In terms of colorful foliage, fall is the time of year admired by many. Maple, beech, and dogwood trees are many colors in the fall, from yellow to a deeper crimson. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.

TIP! Prevent damage from the sun by making sure you dress correctly whenever you go outside to garden. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

Now you are prepared to start gardening. Most gardening techniques apply to most plants but if you want to grow a singularly difficult flower, find specific information. Hopefully, the strategies provided in this article have given you the confidence to develop your own garden and enjoy the bounty nature has to offer.

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