In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. As soon as you harvest the mature plants in your garden, your new seedlings will be large enough to plant outside!
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and sunflowers.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. The majority of plants thrive when they are exposed to a high level of carbon dioxide. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for horticulture. When you spend a lot of time kneeling while horticulture, your knees can be very achy by the end of the day Investing in good knee pads will help cushion your knees so you are more comfortable.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. There is a ton of information you should know, and you also should know how to use it. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.