Does the grass look greener when you look to the other side? You probably want to know if your neighbor just has a green thumb, or a more practical method to keep his garden in such good shape. The fact is, there is no secret in getting a beautiful garden. All you need is the knowledge about how to care for your plants the right way. You can start to increase your gardening knowledge today by reading the information below.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
Think about planting your seeds in indoor pots and then transplanting them to your garden once they become seedlings. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
All of the gardening advice contained in the tips above is simple and relatively easy to implement. You just need a bit of instruction on what to do, then the time to apply what you have learned. Pay special attention to the condition of your plants after you implement new techniques. Refine your methods as you go! Be patient, and before long, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors.