Gather some ideas for planning your garden, whether it'll be for home or commercial use. Figure out all that you need so you're not wasting money on things you can't plant in your garden.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Thoroughly weed the soil. Work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks. Then it'll have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. If you've weeds in your garden, it won't be as nice as it could be. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar kills weeds. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you're pulling weeds from your garden.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that'll get about six hours of sun every day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. The same can be said for some flowers.
If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. You'll discover that your vegetables are more flavorful than ever before.
You must protect tender, deciduous shrubs. If you've them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that'll damage or kill them. Tie the canes together. Drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. You'll protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Always fertilize your garden. One type of fertilizer that really helps plants grow is manure. Be sure to utilize a type that's commercially composted to reduce the chances of pathogens. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices. No matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.
To give them a helping hand, pour the water you obtain after steaming vegetables over your plants. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. Chamomile tea is a natural way to rid your plants of a persistent fungus.
Plant with fall season color in mind. It doesn’t have to be this way, however. Autumn is the most colorful season of all, foliage-wise. There are many variations in leaf color with different varieties of Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees that can give you lively yellows and deep crimsons. When you choose shrubbery, try hydrangea, barberry. Cotoneaster.
It just requires doing research, working a lot outside. Having a lot of patience. All the work will be worthwhile, when you experience the satisfaction of a thriving garden established by your own effort.