Useful ideas for gardening

A Healthy Start: How To Grow An Organic Garden

 

 

Organic gardening can either be a nice, calming hobby, or a considerable annoyance. The following article is designed to turn you into a successful and happy organic gardener.

Make sure to lay the sod properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. 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.

Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!

Fresh mint is a wonderful addition to a herb garden, but it can quickly take over your entire yard. Control their expansion by confining them to a large pot. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.

Use natural pest control when possible. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.

Follow Instructions

If you are new to gardening, make sure you read and follow all the directions on any tool or chemical you use. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Keep yourself safe and always follow instructions.

Organic gardening does take some effort, but anyone can do if they approach it with the right attitude. It requires patience and work, but it’s worth it to have a successful organic garden. The next time you are working in your garden, use the advice from this article to grow things without the use of harsh chemicals.