Most people are familiar with the idea of organic foods or may have noticed them in food stores. Organically produced foods typically stand out from the rest. These foods are not packaged the same and tend to cost much more. In this article, we will offer your some essential gardening tips that can help you to save more by growing organic products at home.
Properly lay your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. 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 every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.
Separate irises. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. The bulbs should split naturally, and the replanted bulbs will usually flower within a year. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.