Horticulture is more than decorating. It is much more than just a creative hobby or pastime. It is a way to provide the person tending it with peace, tranquility, and an appreciation of life itself. You will improve your skills and feel closely connected to your garden.
Sod should be laid properly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. 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. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Use the tips you’ve learned here to turn your garden into an oasis. It is a decision you will not regret, especially when you see all your plants alive and blooming. If you allow it, horticulture will change your life. So get started!