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Horticulture is a relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you grow vegetables or flowers, growing and caring for plants is very soothing and rewarding. This guide can give you insight and pointers that you will need for horticulture.

Learn the proper way to lay sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Water the soil until it is saturated. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.

TIP! Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

To prevent shocking your plants, you must gradually introduce new temperatures and other conditions to them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!

Clay Soil

Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.

TIP! Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds.

Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .

Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Keep yourself safe by carefully following all instructions.

As was mentioned earlier in the article, horticulture can be a truly rewarding hobby. The benefits of a garden are obvious and many, whether it be because of the fresh vegetables or the beautiful flowers grown. By incorporating some of the tips in the above article, you can take your love of gardening to an entire new level.

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Posted on Apr 16, 2017

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