There’s a lot more to gardening than most people realize. Choosing to garden organically means learning about many details, such as your soil’s acidity or what sort of insects live in your garden. Growing organic can be a little on the difficult side for a rookie. Be certain you do things the correct way, and get some help from the information offered below.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. 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. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Gardening is an excellent relaxation tactic. There are many ways to find personal relaxation and peace. One of the best ways to do this is horticulture. The cost is low and the reward is often high. Of course the highest return is the peace you will feel from having some time alone in your garden and growing your own plants.
If you pick vegetables around high noon when it is very hot, you are likely to damage them. Cut vegetables off at the vine, and don’t twist them off, as this could hurt the plant.
Get your kids to help you grow your organic garden. A garden can teach your children about the joy of rewarding work and nutrition while bonding.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.