You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. What perfect timing! Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your organic gardening aspirations.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Sod should be firm and have an even, flat surface without gaps. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
Remove your garden’s weeds! Weeds can kill a precious garden. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for having an organic garden. Even if you already felt pretty prepared, the advice you’ve read should make you feel like an expert. The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.