If you want to improve your diet, you may want to get into organic gardening. However, you should be aware that organic gardening is hard work. You might be wondering where you need to start to have your very own organic garden.
Make sure that your sod is laid properly. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. It is quite common to find that hybrids, which are often able to resist disease and withstand cold climates, produce yields much larger than their conventional counterparts.
Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. There are soil testing services that can analyze a garden’s soil content for a small charge. With those results, it’s then possible to refine and supplement the soil to make it as fertile as possible. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. This will hydrate the seeds and facilitate growth. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
Make a plan for your garden. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
Organic gardening requires work, effort and research. It is also important to understand that positive results require continued work; your efforts will not be a one time only thing. Hopefully this article has you well prepared for your endeavor into the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening.