Organic gardening can either be a wonderful hobby, or a nuisance nightmare. Use the tips presented here to make the most out of your earth friendly organic garden.
Put down sod correctly. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Once it is in place, the sod requires frequent watering for at least two weeks. This is usually the amount of time it takes for the sod to grow roots, making it ready to grow seamlessly into place.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. You will never find yourself looking for a ruler thanks to this simple tip.
Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Rather, you should mix a bit of baking soda with a small quantity of liquid soap in water. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Baking soda is not harmful to your plants and will take care of the issue as well as any other treatment.
Plants need CO2 grow well. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
An excellent garden shouldn’t begin from plants. They should begin from seeds. When you begin a garden, it’s most eco friendly to do so with seed. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
Clearly, organic gardening is a more voluminous subject than is commonly known. Organic gardens require much patience and hard work, but you can have a wonderfully beautiful organic garden. When you follow the organic gardening advice in the article above, you will have a successful and delicious bounty of fresh foods.