Organic gardening is as old as human cultivation but many people are just discovering the benefits. If you use the suggestions here, you’ll be able to create your own successful organic garden. Just follow these useful tips to get some great results.
Sod should be laid properly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. 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. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
Don’t cut your grass too short! Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
You just have to be patient if you want to get your organic garden into tip top shape. Start using these tips to direct your efforts in the right direction. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to grow, the tips you learned can help you be successful.