In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Sod should be laid properly. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Dampen the soil completely. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. Since your vegetables are meant to be eaten, refrain from spraying them with harsh chemicals. Frequently check your garden for pests. If you discover the pests when they first infest your plants, the best way to remove them is to pick them off manually.
Another way to help them grow is by watering them with the liquid that is left from cooking vegetables. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. A natural cure for plant fungus is chamomile tea. Sprinkle some on the plant, and see if it works.
Broad-spectrum pesticides are really not the optimal choice for pest control in your garden. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. The helpful insects in your garden can be highly sensitive to pesticides and if their population goes down, the harmful insect population will grow. As a result, gardeners often have to resort to using more toxic pesticides to get rid of garden pests.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you know exactly what it takes to create an organic garden. Even the best information needs to be implemented correctly, however, so be very cognizant of that fact. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.