Organic horticulture is as old as human cultivation but many people are just discovering the benefits. With the use of our simple advice, you will quickly learn how to get started with a thriving organic garden of your own. Just put these tips to work for you and you will soon see great results.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! Healthy plants can better ward off pests and diseases. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
You should get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool for garden work. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable. In addition, maintaining a garden typically means moving around heavy dirt and other objects, which makes buying a wheelbarrow a very smart purchase.
As was mentioned earlier, perfecting your organic garden just takes some patience, and investment of time. Head out to the garden, and make use of these tips to turn it into an amazing organic masterpiece. Regardless of which organic crops you choose to grow, these tips will help you enjoy a bountiful harvest.