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There isn’t a better time than now to get it started. If you’d like more information on horticulture, this article can serve as a starting point for you. Below you’ll find some handy tips to jumpstart your horticulture aspirations.

Learn the proper way to lay sod. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. 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! Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel.

Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. It also permits you to tighten the time between plantings. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.

Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.

Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.

TIP! Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is essential to the growth of plants because of its role in photosynthesis. In general, higher amounts of CO2 are related to better plant growth.

Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.

Soil Analysis

Do a soil analysis prior to planting. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

TIP! Remove your garden’s weeds! Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar.

After reading this article, you should be on the right path to having your own garden. You might have already thought you knew quite a bit about horticulture, but now look! Hopefully, the tips that were provided gave you some pointers that will help you get started with your horticulture adventures so that you can begin growing like a pro.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017

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