Gardening is a very fun activity, and it can be very beneficial and rewarding. It really pays off when you are able to have a successful garden. Not only do you get good produce, but also a wonderful sense of accomplishment. This guide can give you insight and pointers that you will need for gardening.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Water the soil until it is saturated. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
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. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
As discussed at the beginning of this article, gardening has many rewards that come with it. The benefits from a garden range from being able to eat great home grown food, to having a good looking flower garden that adds to the aesthetics of your home. If you heed these suggestions, you can enjoy gardening more than ever.