When it comes to organic gardening, take note that it requires a lot of patience, as well as a green thumb. It’s a fun activity that will allow you to enjoy nutritious food that’s free of pesticides. Does this seem to be easier said than done? Read the following article and you will gain great knowledge you can use while you garden organically.
Properly lay your sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. The soil should be adequately moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Parasites and pests are attracted to excess moisture on the plants. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Organic gardening allows you to work hard and enjoy the fruits of your labor. The rewards are healthy, delicious foods without the harsh chemicals of today’s corporate farming practices. By using these tips and giving some effort, you can be a skilled organic gardener.