Learning the many intricacies of gardening can be intimidating and even discouraging. Like most things worthwhile, devoting a little time and effort can yield promising results. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
Lay sod properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. A higher level of CO2 will help plants grow better. The best way to get a high level is to plant them in a greenhouse. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Think about berry-producing trees that are green year round for your garden. The berries will provide a boost of color to your backyard, even during the colder months when most of the other vegetation has been drained of their color. Some evergreens that will add life to your yard in the wintertime are the American Cranberrybush, Common Snowberry, Winterberry, and American holly.
That’s not so bad, right? Just like anything else in life there is much to learn when it comes to gardening. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, it helps to have a place to start! You should hopefully get what you can from these tips.