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Will your neighbor’s lawn always look better? You may believe that your neighbor is employing a secret strategy for a perfect garden. To be honest, it’s not that hard to get a lovely looking garden. A little education is all you need to get better at horticulture. Get started on your path to horticulture glory with this article full of helpful advice.

Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.

TIP! Sod should be laid correctly. Start by preparing your soil with care.

Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!

The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. Many Cooperative Extension offices will provide this service, and it is well worth knowing exactly what the soil needs to avoid ruining a crop or two.

When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. Stinkbugs are most prevalent on tomatoes, beans and peppers. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.

TIP! Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning.

Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.

In conclusion, these horticulture tips are easy to follow and simple to understand. Just apply the lessons outlined here and assess their effectiveness in your own garden. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. When one technique fails, try something new. With a little patience, you will end with a garden all of your neighbors will be jealous of.

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Posted on Jun 19, 2017

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