Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. With the tips here in this article you can quickly become an expert in organic gardening.
Properly put down your sod. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. 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.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
Utilize the advice provided here, and you will soon be on your way to having a flourishing organic garden that is both healthy and free of pollutants. You can also look forward to a rise in the number of wild visitors you receive in your garden.