A lot of people want to grow their own organic garden, yet neglect to do so because they aren’t sure where to start. The thought of starting a garden can be intimidating for many people, due to the fact that it is not something a lot of people are familiar with, and it does seem complicated. Follow the advice in this article to make organic horticulture a simple and fun activity.
You will need to properly lay sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. 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. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. You can also train climbers to cover arbors and other things that you want covered, and they will even grow right through trees and shrubs. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
If you apply the suggestions you’ve learned from this article, creating an organic garden shouldn’t seem daunting. Apply these tips and you will quickly be eating luscious and wholesome foods, that you grew yourself!