There is no better time than now! It can be overwhelming knowing where to begin, so this article will help guide you towards getting started. Listed below is some very valuable advice that will help tint your thumb green, and bring you horticulture success.
Properly put down your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. It’s also possible to make a fabricated area that contains only one type of soil.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. Consider getting a soil analysis and working on enrichment techniques for giving your garden a vibrant and healthy environment. A lot of extension offices will offer this service and it is worth it so you know what your soil needs.
Split up the irises. If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. Split rhizomes with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
After reading this article, you should be well on your way to growing a fantastic garden. If you thought you knew everything you needed to know before, you might be surprised how much your knowledge has grown with just a simple article. Hopefully the advice and tips in this article will help give you a good start in your horticulture endeavors.