In terms of relaxing hobbies you could choose from, gardening is probably near the top of anyone’s list. Gardeners are often faced with the questions of when to plant and what equipment to purchase. You will find useful answers to your gardening questions and some general gardening advice within this article.
Use root cuttings to create new plants. Wait until winter when the roots are dormant before cutting them. Use the sharpest knife you have to take the thickest, longest roots available. Divide the roots into vertical segments of about two inches. Fill a seed tray with a mixture of moist peat and grit, and lay the root cuttings on the surface. Cover this with a layer of planting soil. Leave them in a cool location, and in about thirty days you will have wonderful new seedlings. Plant these seedlings into their own little pots until they’re large enough to be planted in the ground.
Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. Avoid using a bunch of harsh chemical pesticides in your garden. Don’t forget you intend on eating these vegetables. Staying on top of the problem will ensure that pests don’t take over your garden. In many cases, you can simply remove the pests from your plants by picking them off.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
Think about putting some berry-producing evergreens into your landscape. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
As previously discussed, horticulture can be rewarding, but it requires knowledge to actually make your garden grow properly. With correct planning and by following these tips, you’ll have a beautiful garden before you know it. A beautiful garden requires the right tools, soil, water and sunlight.