Your goal is to plant the best organic garden possible. There is no better time to start than the present! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.
Use natural pest control when possible. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
When tending a vegetable garden, you might find that pest control is a bit difficult. It’s likely you don’t want to spray pesticides around the vegetables you intend to eat. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. In many cases, you can simply remove the pests from your plants by picking them off.
You should be more prepared with organic gardening. You may have thought you were prepared before, but now you will be a veritable expert! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.