Take the time to research the variety of all-natural methods that can hep your organic garden flourish. All you need to do is find out what they are, and then use them.
Put sod down the right way. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Many veggies require this amount to properly grow at a faster pace. This is true of some flowers.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Try dividing the irises. If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. It also helps prevent weeds from growing. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
Take advantage of gardening as a means to unwind. Everyone wants to find a way to relax and enjoy themselves. Many find that gardening is a great method for achieving this. There are numerous returns based on a very small monetary investment. The biggest dividend is the emotional satisfaction of planting and growing greens on your own.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. These tips on organic gardening are here to guide you on the right path.