There are a lot of people who think about starting an organic garden, but never get around to doing it. Many people mistakenly believe that they lack the ability to cultivate their own flowers, vegetables and houseplants. The following article will give you some techniques that can be used to help you start growing your own organic garden.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. One way to get around this problem is to coat the shovel with wax. Use a clean cloth to spread the wax evenly. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. Frequently, a hybrid that is able to deal with extreme temperatures will bring higher yields than the more traditional variety of a plant.
Use proper soil for the best results. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
Use natural pest control when possible. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
If you have a vegetable garden, it can be quite difficult to decide what to do about pest control. Avoid spraying harsh chemicals on fruits and vegetables destined for your table. Remain vigilant to control your garden pests. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
Now that you’ve read the information in this article, you should be confident in getting started with your own garden. Use any combination of the above tips to improve your organic gardening efforts and have a table laden with scrumptious, wholesome produce you harvested from your garden.