Do you always admire your neighbor’s pristine garden. It may feel as if your neighbor is performing some kind of magic to make their yard look so good. Truth be told, no such secret exists. It just requires you to properly be looking after your plants, and a little know how. You can begin your quest for knowledge by reading this article for some gardening advice.
Properly lay your sod. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. 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. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
The best way to start a garden is from first principles: seeds. Your can contribute to environmental soundness by beginning your garden with fresh seeds. Many nurseries use plastic growing pots that are very seldom recycled. Try buying from organic nurseries and farms so your garden is not using anti-environmental products.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
All of the horticulture advice contained in the tips above is simple and relatively easy to implement. Just apply the lessons outlined here and assess their effectiveness in your own garden. Pay special attention to the condition of your plants after you implement new techniques. If you find that it’s not working for you, try something different. Do your research, take time to tend to your garden and be patient to see amazing results.