Organic growing is becoming more popular due to the questionable effects of toxins and pesticides on the body and the environment. Also, most methods of organic gardening are fairly inexpensive. To begin your journey into the world of organic gardening, follow these tips.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
Using boiling water to kill weeds is both efficient and organic. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
Fertilizing your garden is essential. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you do not have to resort to harsh chemicals.
By following some of the tips we include in this article, you’ll be up and running in no time and will soon have a good supply of produce grown in your own garden. You should notice more wildlife present in your garden if you use natural methods.