You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. Your timing could not be better. These tips will help you start an organic garden.
Properly put down your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. Using a pair of quality knee pads designed for gardening can provide your knees with cushioning and support, preventing any discomfort.
Think about starting your peas indoors rather than planting them directly in the garden. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Read instructions before using any gardening tool you aren’t familiar with, including pesticides or other chemicals. Use the tools only as directed in the instructions. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. You’ve read tips that you can use to create a lovely garden full of organic and natural products.