If you want to improve your diet, you may want to get into organic gardening. But, you need to put in a lot of effort to grow your garden effectively. It can sometimes seem overwhelming to get started in organic gardening.
Put sod down the right way. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with 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.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. 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.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
As you are aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. It is also true that in order to see results, that you have to keep at it. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.