When you take time to apply proper organic gardening techniques and products, it really does show. Your caring skills will shine through in the quality of your garden. It is quite admirable. As with all skills, you can continuously improve your gardening through experience and further study. Read on for some insights that can prove to be invaluable.
You will need to properly lay sod. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. The soil should be adequately moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. A common parasite to plants is fungi. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Get a wheelbarrow, and a stool so that you can kneel down while gardening. Gardening can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. Gardening also typically involves transporting bags of topsoil, fertilizer and other heavy items, so using a wheelbarrow to make these tasks easier is a sound investment for your garden, and your back.
Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden– the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! That is all well and good, however, you must put them to use. The suggestions outlined above will help you learn new tips about organic gardening techniques because the learning never stops. You have likely, however, learned at least one thing that will be well put to use in your garden.