Gardening is considered by many to be a therapeutic and relaxing hobby. Before planting your garden, research the proper type of soil, the garden tools you will need and what time of the year your seeds should be planted. Continue reading for some expert gardening advice.
Make sure that your sod is laid properly. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Do not cut your grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Making a delicious meal with fresh ingredients from your own garden can be extremely satisfying. With a thoughtful plan and correct information your garden will soon bloom and flourish. If you follow the advice given in this article, you will soon enjoy your own beautiful garden.