Successful organic horticulture requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
Put sod down the right way. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Water the soil until it is saturated. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. White vinegar is a fantastic weed killer! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Parasites and pests are attracted to excess moisture on the plants. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves would not grow as quickly and overcome your garden? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
Irises should be divided. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.
To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. The mulch will add beneficial moisture to your soil. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.