There are many different reasons for adopting organic gardening methods. For example, some people prefer to use organic gardening to cultivate edibles for the dinner table. You do have to put in some effort, though. This can leave you wondering where to start when it comes to organic gardening.
Properly lay your sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. The soil should be adequately moistened. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. 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 varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
If growing vegetables, make sure they are in a location in your garden where they will be exposed daily to at least six hours of the sun. Almost all vegetables need this much sunlight, so that they can grow correctly and in a shorter amount of time. Some flowers need the same thing.
One way to correct your soil’s alkalinity is by amending your soil with used coffee grounds. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Carefully plan your garden first. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. 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.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Organic gardening is not rocket science, but it does some require some forethought and planning. Research and information will help you get started. Persistence is also a necessary ingredient for success. By keeping in mind the above tips, you’re on the right track towards being successful in your organic garden.