Is your neighbor's grass really greener than the grass your side of the fence? Sometimes it seems as if they have a secret to obtaining that lush garden. The fact is, there is no secret in getting a beautiful garden. All you need is some information on how you can care for your garden in the right way. You can start your search for information by using the advice given about gardening in this article.
Sod should be laid properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
The suggestions in the article you just read are designed to be easy to implement in your garden. You just have to glean the knowledge and implement what you've learned. Observe the response of your plants to the various techniques you try. If a method does not provide good results, try other methods. Have some patience, and soon you will have a garden that makes your entire neighborhood jealous.