If you want a healthy organic garden, you have many options. Just learn some techniques, and put the ones that resonate with you into practice.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. The sod should form a flat and firm 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.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. Otherwise, you are likely to have skin irritations flare up, which can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. For your own safety, take the time to read and follow the instructions.
When deciding on which plants to include in your landscaping projects, consider evergreens which produce colorful berries. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. Plants that provide instant winter color include Holly, Winterberry, American Cranberrybush, and the American Holly.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. Instead of resorting to these harmful chemicals, you can keep garden pests at bay simply by paying close attention. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. If you grow rhododendrons, azaleas or gardenias, increase the acid in your your soil by working in coffee or tea grounds. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
Be smart about how you water your garden. A soaker hose is a great way to water all of the plants at once, and will save you a lot of time. Keep water pressure on your hose low so you don’t harm fragile plants. Just use it on your foliage for a few hours.
You don’t want to pick vegetables during the day when it is hot, as that is when they are prone to damage due to them being softer. For vegetables growing on vines, cut them carefully rather than twisting them off to avoid damage to the plant.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. Make sure to use these organic tips.