Use autumn colors to your advantage. A lot of shrubs, vines and trees will transform your garden into a colorful firework of colors during the fall. This will happen because your plants do not produce chlorophyll and the once hidden pigments take over! When planting in consideration of fall color, choose sunny locations where the plant receives full sun for a substantial percentage of the day. Some plants that really stand out here are Boston ivy, barberry, burning bush, and maple.
Dress to protect your skin from sun damage when you garden. Put on some sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. Proper protection from the sun means a lower chance of sunburn, as well as a decreased risk of skin cancer.
Don’t count the fall season out. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be. In the fall, the foliage displays every color of the rainbow. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
Get the most out of what you have, and your property. Landscaping has one of the highest returns you can get from home improvement. Investing in plants can raise the value of your property by 20%, or sometimes even more. For landscaping your yard, pick out plant species that fit your climate and require little watering.
You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.
An English garden mixes plants of various kinds and sizes close together, which helps to give it a more multi-dimensional feel. If you only use uniform plants, your bed will look boring and flat.
If your yard or garden area is highly trafficked, keep all your gardening tools locked safely away somewhere. Be careful to put all gardening tools away after use to avoid having them stolen.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Dampen the soil completely. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
Many of the tips here are quite easy and don’t require you to have any special talents. Once you have a good grasp of the basics, then you are ready to put these ideas into motion in your own garden. Be sure to know the requirements of your plants, flowers and vegetables before you begin planting your garden. If one thing fails, give another a go. Be patient and eventually you’ll have a garden that your neighbors will envy.