3 Ways To Use Cement Pavers As Garden Enhancements

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.

Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Use a permanent marker to label distances. Next time you are working in the garden you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!

Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.

The fall season is here, and that means it is time to plant your fall edibles. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scooped out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!

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