For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. The advice in this piece is sure to pave the way to organic gardening success.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. 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. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. This will hydrate the seeds and facilitate growth. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. A commonplace plant parasite is fungi. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. When planting a garden, the best way is to initially start with seeds. Many of the plastics used for gardening simply end up going in the trash and clogging land fills. An environmentally-friendly garden is started with seeds or plants grown in organic pots.
As this article has demonstrated, organic gardening is more complex than some may think. Doing it successfully entails a good amount of patience and dedication, but achieving a productive organic garden is a worthwhile endeavor indeed. By using the advice you learned here, you will be well on the path to becoming an organic gardening pro.