The rewards of an organic garden to your health and eating pleasure are innumerable. It requires effort to grow. You may be unsure about how to go about this kind of horticulture.
You will need to properly lay sod. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly water the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
A good green garden should start from seeds and not plants. The environmentally conscious way to start a new garden is to start with seeds. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Insects also avoid shrubs and trees that are mulched with wood ash. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
Garden for fall colors. But, that does not have to be the case! In terms of colorful foliage, fall is the time of year admired by many. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. There are practically as many types of shrubs chosen for their fall colors are there are gardeners! Barberry, hydrangea and cotoneaster are particularly popular choices.
As you have read, a lot of hard work and homework go into producing a plentiful organic garden. It is also true that in order to see results, that you have to keep at it. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to becoming successful with organic gardening.