For some people organic gardening is a fun, relaxing pastime, whereas for others it can be a major headache. The following collection of tips will help you to become a savy organic gardener.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. 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. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. This solution can be sprayed onto your plants once per week until the problem is resolved. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. The type of plants you’re planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. It also keeps weeds from growing. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.
Organic horticulture is far more complex than it seems. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. When you follow the organic horticulture advice in the article above, you will have a successful and delicious bounty of fresh foods.