Organic horticulture is capable of not only bringing about relaxation, but also headaches as well. The following suggestions will guide you on how to be a very successful organic gardener.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Water the soil until it is saturated. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
Now that you’ve read this article, you can see that there is much more to do with organic horticulture than meets the eye. It requires patience and work, but it’s worth it to have a successful organic garden. If you use the advice above, you can improve your skills at organic horticulture.