Organic gardening can either be a major headache, or a very relaxing hobby. Read this article to find out more about this activity.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
For the right results, get the right type of soil. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.
Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.
If many of the plants in your garden grow close to the ground, some gardening knee pads will prevent pain and knee injuries. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Contain their growth with a garden container or large pot instead. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
In conclusion, there are more aspects of organic gardening than one would originally think. You may have to put in a fair amount of effort, but at the end of the day you will have a wonderful garden. Use this information and you will be in great shape for bettering yourself in terms of organic gardening knowledge.