There are endless all-natural methods available to help you produce a vibrant organic garden. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Put down sod correctly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for horticulture. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Investing in a comfortable pair of knee pads made specifically for horticulture can really reduce the pain you may feel from the pressure of being on your knees for extended periods.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. A common parasite to plants is fungi. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.
Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
You should get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool for garden work. Working on the ground for long periods of time can be painful on the knees, so a small garden stool can really allow you to work in comfort. Gardeners usually need a wheelbarrow to move the heavy dirt and other objects so they are a good item to buy.
Horticulture is a great way to relax. Countless methods of unwinding from the stresses of life exist. Gardening is at the top of the list of ways to relax for many people. It does not have a large start-up cost and yields many returns. Growing your own garden brings a feeling of tranquility and joy to you.
Always dress appropriately when horticulture in order to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunglasses, a nice shady hat, and sunscreen are very helpful. When you protect yourself against the sun’s rays, you are more likely to avoid both skin cancer and sunburn.
Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. Growing a garden offers a unique learning experience, and you and your child can grow closer while growing healthy food for your family.
Water containing some aspirin helps your plants fight illness. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. Give your plants a spray of the aspirin-water mixture about one time every three weeks.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. Be sure to try out these organic horticulture ideas.