Organic gardening is capable of not only bringing about relaxation, but also headaches as well. The following article is designed to turn you into a successful and happy organic gardener.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Start by preparing your soil with care. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of 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.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. Another benefit is that you won’t lose the little plants in a big garden patch.
As this article has demonstrated, organic gardening is more complex than some may think. It involves lots of work as well as patience, but it’s so worth it when you see your beautiful organic garden. If you take the information in this piece to heart, you will soon have an effective arsenal of organic gardening techniques.