Regular tending is a necessity for any garden. It is particularly important for the organic garden. This can be achieved by using smart, eco-savvy horticulture techniques. This can help you grow tastier and happier produce. Use this information to make the best organic garden that you can.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. 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 must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. In most circumstances, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid will have a higher yield when compared to a more traditional variety.
When mowing the lawn, don’t mow the grass all the way down to the root. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
Don’t count the fall season out. However, that does not have to be the case! Fall is the most colorful time of year for foliage. For example, maple, beech, and dogwood trees all change from their usual green to a vibrant spectrum of yellow, orange, and red. Some vibrant shrubs include hydrangea, barberry, and cotoneaster.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. This will help to cover the scents that are attracting the dog, and make it less of an appealing place for your dog to be.
The tips above have shown you that there is a noticeable difference in the quality of produce produced by organic gardening. A successful garden takes plenty of work and patience, but it’s all worth it when you get to taste your delicious results.