Taking the time to use good gardening practices really shows in the end. It demonstrates that you are concerned about the environment as well as the health of your plants. That is an admirable thing. Improvement to any skill can always be achieved, and this skill set is no different. Here are some suggestions that can help.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
Pick the correct soil to get the best results. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. It can happen where one artificial area is designated to have just one type of soil.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. It’s also a good way to keep smaller plants from getting swallowed up by the rest of your garden.
Irises can benefit from being separated. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant the new shoots right away.
You now have the information you need to start applying these tips to your own organic garden. Good for you! The tips in this article were intended to enhance your organic gardening skills, as everyone can benefit from learning. You might even have learned something you hadn’t known before to use in your organic garden.