Maximize Your Garden With This Helpful Information

Every gardener dreams of having a thriving garden. For some, this is a reality, for some it isn’t. If you want to achieve your dream of a beautiful garden, there are a few things to learn. Garden can involve back-breaking labor, but it can also be very enjoyable. The following article will provide you with advice to make gardening entertaining.

Sod should be laid correctly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.

If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.

Don’t cut your grass too short! If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.

Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.

Make sure that your deciduous shrubs are protected. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.

Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals

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.