When it comes to organic gardening, take note that it requires a lot of patience, as well as a green thumb. Gardening is a hobby which can grow healthy produce that is pesticide free. Easier than it sounds though, correct? If you want to have the most professional gardening skills you can, read the tips in this article.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are 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.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. Sunny areas in the middle of shrubs and perennials can be filled in nicely with these plants. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. This gives the seeds a better chance of flourishing.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Start a new garden from seeds. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Keep your garden fertilized. If you decide to use manure, which is great for your plants, choose a pathogen free commercial product. You must be sure to use some kind of fertilizer. There are many different combinations available for different uses.
An organic gardener enjoys the benefits of working with nature, producing wonderful food through hard work and patience. This hobby allows you to use the land and grow delicious food. If you do the hard work and take the time, you will learn the ropes of organic gardening.