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Gardening can be therapeutic and stress relieving. 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. This article contains important information for anyone wanting to begin a garden.

Water is essential to maintaining a vibrant garden. Just like people, plants require water for their survival. During the hot days of summer, water your plants often to ensure that your plants do not dry out. If your plants have an adequate supply of water, you garden with thrive.

If you have a cut, be careful about exposing it to soil or gardening chemicals. If an open wound is not protected while you are working in the garden, dirt and bacteria may cause the cut to become infected. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.

Sod should be laid properly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.

Try using root cuttings to grow new plants. Ideally, cut roots during the winter season when the roots are dormant. A good knife should be sufficient for removing the deepest roots. Cut roots into lengths of two inches. Place the cuttings on top of a tray that has been covered with peat and some type of grit. Cover up the roots with a thinner layer of the peat mixture. Leave them in a cool location, and in about thirty days you will have wonderful new seedlings. Plant the seedlings separately in small containers until they are large enough to be planted outdoors.

When gardening, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.

So that you don't shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

You need to be smart when it comes to watering your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn't need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Use a low water pressure to avoid damaging tender plants. Let it water the plants for a while as you do other things.

In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.

If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.

As mentioned, gardening is rewarding, but you need a wealth of information to really tend a garden well. If you use the advice laid out here and plan accordingly, your garden will bloom gloriously in no time. Use the advice you learned from this article so that you can enjoy a nice and beautiful garden before you know it.

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March 17th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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