Lay sod properly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Moisten the soil thoroughly. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
If you are going to be doing some gardening watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. It’s important to remove the weeds in the garden at least once a week. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! So, may a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least 6 hours of sun a day. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. This is also true for some flowers.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
Consider planting evergreens that produce berries in your yard. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.