Do not improperly lay your new sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Water the soil until it is saturated. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. For example, planting a border consisting of marigolds or onions can repel slugs. Wood ash can be used as mulch, and if put on the base of shrub and tree seedlings, will keep insects away. Using these methods eliminates your need of chemical pesticides.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. Some flowers also have the same needs.
A great tip for gardeners is mulching. Mulching also works to slow water evaporation and limit weed growth.
An English garden mixes plants of various kinds and sizes close together, which helps to give it a more multi-dimensional feel. You should avoid using plants of the same height so that your flower bed doesn’t look flat and uniform.
Not as tough as you were thinking, right? As with many other subjects, there is a ton of advice out there for every aspect of gardening. Sometimes you just need a little clue as to where to begin with it, so that you can “jump right in”. The tips you have found above should help you do just that!
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