Tending to an organic garden can be a highly rewarding and calming activity that anyone can participate in. But, newcomers may find the process to be somewhat overwhelming at first. What is important to know about gardening for a beginner? Read the information provided below, of course!
Put sod down the right way. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your garden will repel slugs. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. The seeds will have a better germination rate if you start them indoors. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.
It should now be clear to you why so many people find organic gardening enjoyable. Cultivating your green thumb is a relaxing, engaging hobby that the whole family can enjoy. These tips are your key to becoming a top-flight organic gardener.