The organic trend is becoming more popular, as are holistic lifestyles. Many people who appreciate the benefits of this lifestyle enjoy growing their own foods using safe, organic gardening methods. This article provides several useful tips on organic gardening that can help.
Properly put down your sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset 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. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.
Utilize your garden tool handles as convenient makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
As you gain more information and tricks, you will find that gardening will become very simple for you to accomplish, and once you know how to garden overall, then organic gardening won’t be a hard task to learn at all. Remember that these tips are only the starting point.