There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic horticulture, and take advantage of the tips available.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. It’s also possible to make a fabricated area that contains only one type of soil.
Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. 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 cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
A superior garden can be created when one has adequate knowledge about how they can render the most from their plants. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.