No time is better than the present. It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do and where to start. Don’t worry, the following article will help you out. Listed below are some tips that'll help you get started with your horticulture aspirations.
Put down sod correctly. You'll need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Gently compact the soil until it's flattened. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you're certain that it's thoroughly moistened. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows. Each joint should offset one another. 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. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it'll have had time to properly root.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it's sticky and compact. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. When planting a garden, the best way is to initially start with seeds. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants. The majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it's better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.
Place a two inch layer of organic mulch at the base of your tall vegetable plants. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. In addition, it'll keep the weeds from growing. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
If you're new to horticulture, make sure you read and follow all the directions on any tool or chemical you use. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Insure that your body is protected by always following instructions.
When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Each veggie has its own prime time for harvesting. For instance, zucchini and baby peas will taste a lot better if you pick them when they're young. The opposite is true of tomatoes. They taste their best if you allow them to ripen on the vine as long as possible. Take the time to learn when your produce will be at its best for harvesting.
You should now be well prepared to start your very own garden. Even if you thought you were all ready to go before, look at what you know now! Hopefully the tips laid out here gave you pointers to improve your gardening so you can start gardening with two green thumbs.