Best Ideas For Planting A Beautiful Garden

Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? You might think your neighbor has got a magic formula to their lovely garden. The truth is there’s no secret to a beautiful garden. Instead, one can work wonders in the garden with dedication, and a willingness to learn. Information about horticulture is available online, in books and in magazines created for garden enthusiasts.

Properly lay your sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. The soil should be adequately moistened. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.

Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.

Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. Consider getting a soil analysis and working on enrichment techniques for giving your garden a vibrant and healthy environment. Many Cooperative Extension offices will provide this service, and it is well worth knowing exactly what the soil needs to avoid ruining a crop or two.

The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!

Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.

As you can tell, most of these ideas don’t require a major expenditure of effort or funds. Now that you have learned what to do, it is time to apply it. You need to pay close attention to how your plants fare after changing up your techniques. Experimenting with already existing plants will only lead to disaster. Have some patience, and soon you will have a garden that makes your entire neighborhood jealous.