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Preparing your Block Before you Lay New Turf

One of the most popular ways of installing new lawns is to use roll on turf. While you can buy turf from a wholesaler like Bunnings or another garden supplies store, the best choice is always to buy it directly from a turf farm – if there is one near you.

Before you buy your new turf, you need to prepare your block so that you can lay it immediately. There are a lot of things to do if you are preparing a raw block, so make sure that you allow plenty of time. The three main steps when it comes to preparing an area for new roll on lawn are:

  • Get rid of everything else from the area:
    When it comes to preparing an area to lay lawn, the first thing to do is to remove everything else from the area. If there are existing weeds or lawn in the area, spray them with a knockdown weed killer at least two weeks before you plan to lay your new lawn.
    Give them a few days, and then get to work with a shovel. Remove all existing plants, including their roots, so that they can’t grow back. Get rid of any big rocks or roots that are in the area, and then use a rake to remove as many small rocks as you can. The cleaner you can get the space, the better your new lawn will look.

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How to Fertilize Greenhouse Plants

A plant newly potted plants must be fertilized to grow new roots to absorb and supply to the plant for its immediate growth. How to fertilize and what type of fertilizer you must use is depending up on the kinds of plants you are growing in your greenhouse. Since, each plant has its own quality to absorb the required quantity of nutrients.

More fertilizer will spoil the health of the plant and it will encourage the wild plants to grow in your greenhouse. Some plants may in need of frequent fertilizing and some does not. So it is must to know about the requirement of plants, you have cultivated.

The fertilizers having considerable amount of nitrogen (50 percent) and that carry the preferred amount of nitrate, which is usually labeled and identified as “peat – lit”. The N-P-K ratio, mentioned on every bag, must be verified, which ratio analysis the similarity to “1-2-1”, which will supply a balanced growth.

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Greenhouse Misting System

Greenhouses have become most popular in plant cultivation. They allow the cultivation of plants in places, which could grow these plants normally. There are many factors, which is effective for the development of plants, inside a greenhouse. The balanced air circulation, ventilation, humidity, shading and heating will provide a most favorable environment to the plants.

Misting – Another factor is that the prevention of overheating in the greenhouse by providing good ventilation and shading. However, proper misting or the control of humidity is also an important factor, which maintains a comfortable environment for the growth of plants.

Misting is one process to create the moisture inside the greenhouse. The amount of moisture, which is necessary to be maintained in the greenhouse, is depend up on several factors such as the amount of heat and ventilation that is existing inside. The thumb rule says that, every 10 square-ft of area, there must be 1-2 gallons/hour of moisture. A misting system can effectively distribute moisture regularly to all the parts of the greenhouse.

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