You need to know some basics related to improving your garden for your family, your business, or simply yourself. You can have a good idea on what you need, this way you aren’t spending money on equipment you do not need, or on seeds that will not work in your environment.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
Fertilizer is important when you garden. Manure helps your plants grow. Make sure you use a product that is commercially composted so you don’t risk adding pathogens to your garden. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Learn the best harvest time for each vegetable. Each type of produce has unique time frames for harvesting at the peak of flavor. Zucchini and baby peas, for example, have the best flavor when harvested early. Plant winter vegetables at the right time for a sweeter flavor. To get the most out of your gardening efforts, find out when to harvest your crops.
Use plants to get some autumn color. It doesn’t have to be that way! The foliage in the fall probably exudes more color than any other season. Maple trees come in a variety of fall colors ranging from yellow to deep crimson, as do Beech trees and Dogwood. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Put these organic gardening tips to use.