You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. What perfect timing! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Thoroughly water the soil. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. It can happen where one artificial area is designated to have just one type of soil.
Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. Some flowers have the same requirement for growth.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
Place a two inch layer of organic mulch at the base of your tall vegetable plants. Mulch helps the soil surrounding the plants remain moister for a longer time. It will also prevent the growth of weeds. This will save you a ton of time and work.
Broad-spectrum pesticide is not a good garden choice. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. Beneficial bugs are usually several orders more sensitive to the things you spray than the pests you are trying to kill, so you might wind up dropping the good bug populace and open the door to pest population growth. If you respond to the growing pest problem with more broad-spectrum pesticide, you only continue the harmful cycle.
Now you should have more information about organic gardening. You may have thought you were prepared before, but now you will be a veritable expert! The advice you have received should get you well on your way to growing a lovely and productive organic garden.