Gardening is a relatively inexpensive, relaxing hobby. Families can do great bonding by creating a garden together. If you have children, they will be amazed at how your seeds grow into beautiful
plants. This can also give kids a wonderful life lesson about appreciating nature and spending time outdoors. In this article, you will find advice to help you enjoy your garden and share that joy
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Using a light but firm touch, compact
the soil until it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps
with some soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. To boost your garden's prospects of giving
you the healthiest possible plants, make sure you begin with premium soil devoid of salt-accumulating chemicals.
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every
season for a nice change of pace. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every 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!
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn't too large for the plant you'll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to
the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Regardless of whether you are going to garden for social reasons or personal reasons, you can benefit from these helpful hints and tips. You'll find ways here to bring the joy of horticulture to
friends and family or to learn more in-depth understanding of your garden for yourself.