When you take the time to apply the correct organic horticulture strategies and products, it can really produce some great results. It signifies that you have care for your plants and you desire good health for them. People will admire you because of this, and you will get a lot of respect from the organic gardening community. As with any other useful skill, there is always more to learn. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
Lay sod properly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. It can happen where one artificial area is designated to have just one type of soil.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. 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.
A quality garden must be grown from seeds. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
If you are looking at creating an endurable organic garden, you should think about keeping some of your property vacant so that wildlife may flourish there. Wildlife can help the plants in your garden to thrive, as insects support plant reproduction, while the excrement of many species contains nutrients which can help to fertilize your soil.
Preparing a plot for planting a perennial garden can be done quickly and without difficulty. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. After a few weeks, you can then dig into the turf and plant the perennials of your choosing.
You now have the information you need to start applying these tips to your own organic garden. You’ve come to the right place! Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. Now, you can apply this new information to make your organic garden function better and become a more enjoyable endeavor.