Organic gardening can help you to landscape in environmentally safe ways. It can also provide you with healthy foods to eat. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Read on to find out how to build your own organic garden, in your own home!
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Thoroughly moisten the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
Plant bulbs if you want spring and summer flowers. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
Know the perfect time to harvest the vegetables in your garden. Each variety needs a slightly different amount of growing time to produce the most flavorful vegetable. Veggies such as zucchini or baby peas, for instance, taste their best if they get picked young. However, tomatoes should be as ripe as they can be when pulled from the vine to ensure the best taste. It’s best to learn when the harvest time is for your vegetables.
Don’t buy produce that aren’t up to snuff. If you follow the advice that you have just read, you will be on your way to an even greener thumb!