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Try These Great Gardening Ideas Even If You Don’t Have A Green Thumb

Tending a garden is a relaxing past-time that can also serve as therapy. When it comes to gardening there are some basic “need to know” things such as: knowing your soils, which equipment to use and the time frame for planting your seeds. Spend some time relaxing in the sun, tending your garden.

Learn the proper way to lay sod. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.

Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.

Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.

This article has provided information necessary to begin the rewarding activity of gardening and to do it successfully. You can produce a top notch garden, if you have the right advice. Employ the advice you’ve found above and you’re sure to heighten your chances for gardening success.