Many people select organic horticulture to avoid using pesticides or commercial fertilizers on their garden for fear of long-term damage to their health and the environment. Also, the majority of organic horticulture strategies require very little money. This article provides several useful tips that will help you improve your organic gardening techniques.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. 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. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Start using these tips right away, and you will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy, pollutant free organic garden in no time. When your garden is working with nature, you can also expect to see an increase in the amount of wildlife that inhabits your garden.