While organic gardening is normally extremely enjoyable and relaxing, it can also cause you major problems if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. The advice in this piece is sure to pave the way to organic gardening success.
Put down sod correctly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Frequently, a hybrid that is able to deal with extreme temperatures will bring higher yields than the more traditional variety of a plant.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. It also permits you to tighten the time between plantings. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
As you’ve read, there is more to doing organic gardening than many think. Doing it successfully entails a good amount of patience and dedication, but achieving a productive organic garden is a worthwhile endeavor indeed. If you use the advice above, you can improve your skills at organic gardening.