More and more people are finding out how great it is to have an organic garden. The easy to follow advice in this article will show you how to get out there and start planting. Save yourself a lot of time and efforts by learning more the many different resources available.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. The soil should be adequately moistened. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. 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.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.
Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves would not grow as quickly and overcome your garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
This advice you just read should show you that with a bit of work and perseverance, you can get your organic garden into full bloom. Use the tips above to see how great your new garden may be. No matter what you decide to grow, by using the above tricks you are sure to succeed.