Will your neighbor’s lawn always look better? You might imagine that all your neighbors have some top-secret formula that keeps their grass and garden looking so much better than yours. Truth is, they aren’t doing anything overly amazing. You just have to learn how to properly maintain your plants. Start learning new tips and read this article to gain gardening knowledge.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
Lay sod properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
In conclusion, these horticulture tips are easy to follow and simple to understand. You just need some basic education on gardening techniques, then you can put that education to good use. Focus on the reaction of the plants to your methods. When one technique fails, try something new. Have patience, and before you know it, your neighbors will be jealous of your garden.