If you wish to have fresh fruits and vegetables at your disposal, you will enjoy gardening. There’s nothing quite like going outside and grabbing some toppings for your salad, or better yet the whole salad. Use the common sense advice in the article below to ensure a bountiful harvest.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If you don’t treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You could also place something that will cause your cat to go away from your plants, such as citrus peels or mothballs.
Get some gardening knee pads if you find yourself kneeling on the ground a lot to do your gardening. If you spend a large portion of your gardening session on your knees, it could create pain over time. A pair of good gardening knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
As you have seen, it is easy to grow tasty vegetables and fruits in your own garden. You can be proud that you used fruits and veggies that you grew in your meals. Put the points in the preceding paragraphs into play if you want to maximize your gardening efforts.