Chances are you have probably heard about or seen organic foods in your local grocery store. It is easy to tell the organic items from those that are not. They’re packaged differently and usually cost a lot more. In this article, we will offer your some essential gardening tips that can help you to save more by growing organic products at home.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.