In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Put down sod correctly. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.
Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. These pesticides will kill every type of pest in your garden, including beneficial bugs that eat garden pests. The beneficial insects, which kill the pests, are much more sensitive to pesticides than the pests. Using them will reduce your population of good bugs, and increase the bad. This ends up becoming a vicious cycle of increasing pesticide use.
For visual interest, make one plant a focal point of your garden. A focal point, in a strong garden design, will attract eyes and hold them there. Mostly it is a distinctive plant that sets it apart from the neighboring plants and flowers.
You can spray scents such as after-shave and cologne around your garden to deter your dog. This will mask the garden smell that is attracting your dog, and it will make it a less appealing place for your dog to visit.
If you pick vegetables around high noon when it is very hot, you are likely to damage them. When you remove the produce from the plant, use shears or a knife to cut them from the vine without twisting, as this can damage the plant.
In conclusion, the tips that you have read above should have you well on the path towards becoming the best organic gardener you can be. There is a ton of information you should know, and you also should know how to use it. With this in mind, you can refine your own methods to successfully grow a beautiful organic garden.