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Horticulture is a relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. No matter what you grow in your garden, you will find great joy in horticulture. Learn how much water your vegetables and flowers need and be sure you plant them in the right kind of soil. Follow some of the advice contained in this article for further ideas of things you should know.

When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.

TIP! Properly put down your sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod.

Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.

Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Frequently, a hybrid that is able to deal with extreme temperatures will bring higher yields than the more traditional variety of a plant.

The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.

TIP! In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. The majority of plants grow much better when CO2 levels are at their highest.

Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

As mentioned, horticulture can be an enjoyable, rewarding hobby. It can be from the beauty of having flowers growing, or the satisfaction of producing fresh vegetables, gardening has high benefits that never end. By using a few of the recommendations presented above, you can turn your garden into a mini paradise on earth and impress your friends with your new-found horticultural knowledge.

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Posted on Jun 17, 2017

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