There are endless all-natural methods available to help you produce a vibrant organic garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
Sod should be laid properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. Before you ruin any crops, make sure you do this. Soil can be analyzed at a lot of cooperative extension offices, so make sure you plan accordingly.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Split up irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Utilize a knife if you are trying to divide rhizomes. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
Get a wheelbarrow, and a stool so that you can kneel down while gardening. Horticulture can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. Also, gardening can involve a lot of heavy lifting and moving items, therefore a robust wheelbarrow can make that aspect much easier.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. You can also use tea or coffee grounds to acidify soil for plants such as rhododendrons and gardenias. If your garden has a fungus problem, a highly effective treatment method is to sprinkle it with chamomile tea.
While anybody can plant a few seeds, only people who’ve educated themselves can create an amazing, thriving organic garden. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.