If you have visions of a healthy, lush, green garden, there are things you should consider on your way to that goal. Garden can involve back-breaking labor, but it can also be very enjoyable. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making gardening more fun and less work!
You will need to properly lay sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
A wheelbarrow and kneeling bench or stool are smart investments for your garden. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees, so a lightweight and portable garden stool will make gardening more comfortable. A wheelbarrow will help you move heavy items without hurting your back so ensure that you invest in one promptly.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.