There’s no better time than now! You probably have a lot of inquiries on how to start and what to do, but no worries, this article has you covered. Below you’ll find some handy tips to jumpstart your gardening aspirations.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Dampen the soil completely. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee. Using that report, you can amend your soil as needed for a thriving garden. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. By initially planting them indoors, the seeds tend to germinate better. Your seedlings will be stronger, and this will mean they can withstand diseases and bug attacks. Once they grow a bit bigger, the seedlings can be easily transplanted to an outdoor garden.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. For your own safety, take the time to read and follow the instructions.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven’t been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. When you see bugs, remove them by hand before they have a chance of spreading.
When you boil vegetables, use the leftover water on your potted plants. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
You should now be well prepared to start your very own garden. You may have thought you were already set to start, but you’re in an even better place now! If you use the tips you have learned from this article, your garden will bloom like never before.