Many people are beginning to enjoy growing an organic garden. Just using the tips here will show you how you can get started now with an organic garden. Just use these ideas and follow through with them.
Put down sod correctly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Sod should be firm and have an even, flat surface without gaps. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
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. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. This will allow you to have a ruler at your fingertips when you are working out in the garden.
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
Having a good wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool makes garden chores a lot easier. Gardening can be very tough on your knees, so a kneeling stool that is ergonomic and lightweight can make things much more comfortable and enjoyable. As well, gardening can involve some heavy lifting and moving, so a strong wheelbarrow can really make that aspect much more effortless.
When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. It is important not to use harmful chemical agents, because you are growing produce that is intended to be eaten. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. If you catch them early, you can take them off the plants by hand.
You may find an old plastic laundry basket ideal for gathering vegetables from your garden. The basket strains the produce as well as stores it while you are going through your garden. If you hose off your produce in the laundry basket, the water will leave the basket through the holes in the sides.
Perfecting an organic garden is as simple as committing a little time, and being patient. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. Whatever you chose to plant, the suggestions from this article will help your gardening be a success.