In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
You will need to properly lay sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. The baking soda is harmless to your plants and a very effective remedy.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
Do not cut your grass too short. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.
Be vigilant about keeping moisture off your plants. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom is fungi. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. Many types of fertilizers are available. The type you utilize is not critical; just be sure to use one.
It is particularly important for new gardeners to read and follow instructions that come with tools, as well as chemicals. If you do not do this very simple step, you can end up causing skin irritation problems that are very painful. For your own safety, take the time to read and follow the instructions.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Grow an aesthetically pleasing organic garden that will feed you well by applying the simple tips you got in this article.