More and more people are realizing the wonders of organic gardening. By using the right tips for the job, anyone can go from knowing little about organic gardening to developing a reliable green thumb. Read on to discover some helpful tips and learn how to take advantage of them.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. This will also allow you to stick to a tighter, cleaner planting schedule. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
All of your vegetable plants should have approximately two inches, just outside the stem, of organic mulch placed around them. Mulching helps keep moisture in the soil. It will also prevent weeds from growing. This could save you lots of weed-pulling time.
You have to be patient to create a perfect organic garden. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. Regardless of which plants you want to grow, you will be successful if you learn more about gardening and apply what you learn.