Have you noticed that the grass literally seems greener on your fence’s other side? It’s possible in your mind’s eye that the neighbor is doing something unique. The truth is that there is no horticulture “secret”. Instead, one can work wonders in the garden with dedication, and a willingness to learn. You can start educating yourself by checking out the gardening tips that follow.
Sod should be laid properly. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Dampen the soil completely. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. 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.
CO2 is essential for growth. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. Make sure to keep CO2 levels high to provide the best growing environment for your plants.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Parasites and pests are attracted to excess moisture on the plants. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. Don’t spray any harsh chemicals on your vegetables because you will be eating them later on. Instead of resorting to these harmful chemicals, you can keep garden pests at bay simply by paying close attention. When you see bugs, remove them by hand before they have a chance of spreading.
Gardening helps with relaxation. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Horticulture is a relatively easy way to pursue this goal. It does not have a large start-up cost and yields many returns. The best part of it is not the plants themselves, but the stillness achieved by tending to them.
Wisely water your garden. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Lower your water pressure on the soaker hose to avoid harming tender plants. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
Most of these tips are easy to apply in your own setting. Just apply the lessons outlined here and assess their effectiveness in your own garden. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. If one method does not deliver good results, try the next one. While it may take time, with patience your beautiful garden will be admired by the whole neighborhood.