You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. This is the perfect time. Read on for some helpful tips on how to grow a beautiful organic garden.
Put down sod correctly. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. 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.
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Regular weeding is essential to the health of any garden. A vibrant garden will be overrun with weeds if they are left alone. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar kills weeds. If you don’t want to take the time to remove the weeds by hand, simply spray them with a white vinegar solution.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
You can help to prevent your plants from developing diseases with aspirin water. One and a half aspirin, dissolved in two gallons of water, can be a great addition to your plants. The simple practice of spraying them with the mix will help them fight off diseases. The spray ought to be applied approximately every three weeks.
Keep the temperature in your home between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are keeping or growing any kind of plant in your house. It is important for them to be kept in this temperature range if they are to grow properly. If you think it would not be comfortable to keep your residence that warm in the winter, consider purchasing a heat lamp to use on the plants.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. Even veteran organic gardeners might have learned a thing or two. The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.