Organic gardening is a great way to grow your own food at home and relax at the same time. If you lack experience as a gardener, it is perfectly natural to be somewhat intimidated by the thought of all that work. The question is, what can a beginner do to become knowledgeable on organic gardening? Well, a great place to start is with the following helpful article!
Properly lay your sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Dampen the soil completely. 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. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. Young plants with smooth and tender leaves are their favorite. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Wear protective gear, and use the products as directed.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. Growing a garden the right way is a rewarding and relaxing experience. These tips will help you get your organic garden started.