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Horticulture can be an enjoyable activity with many benefits to your life. Whether veggies or flowers are your passion, the very act of creating a garden is immensely rewarding. This article will give you fantastic advice that you can put to use to improve your gardening skills.

Make sure to lay the sod properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.

TIP! Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier.

Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. As soon as you harvest the mature plants in your garden, your new seedlings will be large enough to plant outside!

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.

Check your soil before you begin planting your garden. An inexpensive soil report can be used to adjust soil nutrients to optimum levels, which will ensure your garden thrives. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.

TIP! It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.

Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.

Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Water is cheaper than chemical herbicides, and less hazardous to humans and soil. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.

As was mentioned at the beginning of this article, horticulture may be an incredibly rewarding hobby. Whether you enjoy a vegetable or flower garden, the rewards are beneficial. Take your gardening to greater heights of enjoyment with the tips you’ve gotten here.

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Posted on Oct 13, 2017

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