A garden is much more than just ‘landscaping’. it's not reserved for just a few select green thumbs. it's an activity which offers the gardener opportunities for achieving serenity and gaining a greater appreciation of life. Especially if you're good at it, its effects are profound.
When laying sod, it's important that you do it correctly. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Thoroughly weed the soil. Work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it's flat. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface. If you've any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks. Then it can be rooted.
Don't plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. These mollusks are capable of consuming an entire garden full of flowers in a single nite. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus. Euphorbia.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. These are hearty choices, choices that'll reward you for years despite the little effort that's involved in their care. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety. That you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
You can use boiling water to get rid of weeds naturally. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
Take what you learned from this article and bring your garden back to life. When your plants are blooming and alive, you'll be so glad you did. Gardening can have a powerful effect on your life. Give it a try.