Gardening has been enjoyed by many people through the ages. Some people garden simply because they enjoy it, whereas others garden as a means to feed their family. The following article will give advice for making gardening more fun.
Put down sod correctly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Various bulbs do not all bloom at the same time, and if you employ this knowledge wisely, your garden can provide freshly blooming flowers for half the year.
Plan your garden before you plant it. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. In addition, your small plants or groups of plants that are limited in number won’t become lost if you have a large garden.
Irises should be divided. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When the foliage dies, take the bulbous irises and lift them. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Replant right away.
If you are gardening for the first time ever, read and follow all directions and instructions that come with your chemicals and tools. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Keep yourself safe by carefully following all instructions.
To give them a helping hand, pour the water you obtain after steaming vegetables over your plants. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias. If you find that you have a fungus problem, try sprinkling some chamomile tea on your plants.
As previously discussed, the human race has been enjoying gardening for centuries. It used to be a necessity and some peoples’ way of life. Nowadays, it may be for pleasure, profit, or need. Read on to find tips and tricks to help you turn gardening from a chore to a joy. Enjoy the rewards that gardening provides!