Properly applying different techniques for organic horticulture pays off in the long run. It demonstrates that you are taking organic gardening seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. These are worthy goals. As with any other useful skill, there is always more to learn. Read on for some insights that can prove to be invaluable.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of 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. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
You probably already have the skills, the tools and the products needed to utilize the above tips to create your own thriving organic garden. This is a positive thing. This compilation of tips was made to help you gain more organic gardening knowledge. Hopefully you have found at least one new strategy to utilize in your organic garden.