A lot of people believe that horticulture is difficult to do, but this is untrue if you understand what to do. Anyone can become adept at horticulture if armed with accurate information. These tips will enable you to be more proficient at horticulture.
Sod should be laid properly. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. There are soil testing services that can analyze a garden’s soil content for a small charge. With those results, it’s then possible to refine and supplement the soil to make it as fertile as possible. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If you don’t treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.
As previously mentioned, becoming a skilled gardener is not difficult as long as you know what to do. With the right gardening advice, like the advice featured in the tips above, you can start creating landscape masterpieces in your own back yard.