Gardening is very hard work but when your plants and flowers bloom the sight of them makes it worth while. It doesn’t take to much to start one all you need are some seeds to plant and you’re on your way.
If you decide that you want to lay sod I suggest you contact a landscaping company like www.ocalalandscapingpros.com that offers this service. They are my personal recommendation. They have been professionally trained to lay sod and can give you proper instruction on how to maintain a healthy yard. If you decide to do it yourself you to make sure the soil has been prepared properly. For instance, make sure there are no weeds and it needs to be worked until it’s smooth. Subsequent, you need to make certain you compress the soil by applying pressure, making sure the soil has a smooth surface and just enough wetness. When it comes time to lay the sod make sure you don’t lay it without lining up the seams. It must be staggered to make it grow and look right. Once the sod is down it needs to be watered daily for about two weeks.
Before you commence to planting outside you will need take a look at the soil. The best thing to do is to get a soil analysis done. Then you can see exactly what you can grow in your garden. The cost is minimal and can save you from trial and error.
Pick what mood you are trying to create. Maybe you want bright colorful plants and flowers or maybe soft colors for a more calm effect. Whatever your choice is, make sure it is cohesive with the surrounding area.
As stated earlier, starting, planting and maintaining a garden is hard work. But once completed it will be worth all the time and labor that was put into it.