People who start doing organic gardening do so because they don’t like toxic effects of pesticides and fertilizers. Another benefit of organic gardening is that it is relatively inexpensive. Below are some great tips to assist you grow to be the organic gardener that you hope to be.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. When you are organic gardening and working with nature, you will also see a lot of wildlife coming to visit!