There’s no better time than now! You may have tons of questions about how you should get started and what should be done first, but don’t worry, the tips here can help. This article includes a few tips and tricks that can help you begin gardening.
Sod should be laid properly. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Starting seedlings in pots before planting in your garden is a smart idea. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
Now you are much more prepared when it comes to gardening. If you were thinking you knew before, you are much better off now! Hopefully the tips laid out here gave you pointers to improve your gardening so you can start gardening with two green thumbs.