There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Properly put down your sod. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Make sure you work with a moist soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Start your plant in pots before you plant them in your garden. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. It also permits you to tighten the time between plantings. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
To get the best results in your garden, you need to use a good quality soil. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. Stinkbugs are most prevalent on tomatoes, beans and peppers. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.
Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. Other plants that boast of winter berries include: Holly, Snowberry and Winterberry.
Don’t count the fall season out. But, that does not have to be the case! In the fall, the foliage displays every color of the rainbow. Fall trees sport a variety of colorful leaves that range from subtle yellows to rich crimsons. Cotoneaster, barberry and hydrangea can provide vibrant color if you are considering shrubs for your garden.
While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. Put this advice to work for you.