Gardening is a complex hobby, but it doesn’t have to be confusing or difficult. For instance, you have to know certain things like pH balance in soil or things that can fend off bugs naturally when you get into gardening. An organic garden can be more than a little challenging for the novice. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
You will need to properly lay sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. 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.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture creates an appealing environment for disease and parasites. Fungi are parasites that are common in the plant world. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.