There are endless all-natural methods available to help you produce a vibrant organic garden. Once you learn about them, they are surprisingly easy to put into place.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. For this task, try using white vinegar. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
Anybody can grow a garden, but those who bother to understand what they’re doing will be the only ones to reap rich rewards from their crop. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.