Gardening is much more than a way to spruce up your yard. It is even more than a hobby for the green thumbs! It is a way to provide the person tending it with peace, tranquility, and an appreciation of life itself. When you excel at gardening, these effects can prove very positive within you life.
Sod should be laid properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
Strawberries are a good organic garden choice for families with strawberries, particularly everbearing strawberries. You will find that they enjoy participating in horticulture if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
Gardening can be hard on your knees. Many people can not bend over for long periods of time while they are standing up. Kneeling allows you to reach your plants easily and is healthier for your back and legs. Knee pads will prevent any pain you may feel because of this position.
Use the advice given to you and turn your garden into a wonderland. When you see your plants and flowers alive and flourishing, you will feel a sense of happiness that you helped to make that happen. If you allow it, horticulture will change your life. So get started!