Regular tending is a necessity for any garden. It is particularly important for the organic garden. A little extra gardening know-how doesn’t hurt either. Doing so will increase both the quantity and the quality of the produce you grow in your organic garden. If you apply the tips from this article, you will have a lush, green organic garden.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Consider starting your plants in pots and then planting the seedlings in your garden. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. These biennials and annuals are fast-growing, and they allow you to brighten up your flower bed with a change for each season. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
A garden needs the right type of soil to grow properly. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. Many Cooperative Extension offices will provide this service, and it is well worth knowing exactly what the soil needs to avoid ruining a crop or two.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Plan your garden before you plant it. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
Get gardening knee pads if you have low-growing plants. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable; you don’t want to finish every gardening session with aching, throbbing knees. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
As you can conclude from what you have just read, having an organic garden can provide you with nutrient rich and fresh fruits and vegetables. Organic gardening takes patience and manual labor, but it’s worth it when you start reaping the benefits of your labor.