In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Put down sod correctly. Start by preparing your soil with care. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. 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.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. 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 won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. Sunny areas in the middle of shrubs and perennials can be filled in nicely with these plants. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
In conclusion, the tips that you have read above should have you well on the path towards becoming the best organic gardener you can be. There is a lot of information to be had and you need to know how to apply it. With this in mind, you can refine your own methods to successfully grow a beautiful organic garden.