In the world of organic gardening, 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.
Properly put down your sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. 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 for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
When horticulture in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If you don’t take care of them, they can decimate your garden, so it’s best to do all you can to get rid of them.
Do not mow your lawn too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
The advice given here is perfect for helping you to know the best ways of organic horticulture. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. If you keep this information in mind, you should be able to grow a great organic garden in no time.
Originally posted 2013-12-29 04:37:54.