Organic gardening can be a majorly relaxing hobby, or a major headache. The following collection of tips will help you to become a savy organic gardener.
Make sure that your sod is laid properly. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If you don’t take care of them, they can decimate your garden, so it’s best to do all you can to get rid of them.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
As you now know, organic gardening isn’t as simple as you may have thought. It takes effort and a willingness to learn. It is rewarding for those with patience, supplying healthy food and an attractive addition to the home. The groundwork of information contained in this article should get you off to a good start.