Organic Gardening 101: Everything You Need To Know

It’s now time to develop a fresh and nutritious organic garden. It’s the perfect time to begin! This article contains helpful adivce to get you started in your organic horticulture endeavors.

Learn the proper way to lay sod. Start by preparing your soil with care. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.

The handles on your gardening tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.

Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.

Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.

If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!

With these tips still fresh in your mind, you should be feeling more confident about your knowledge of organic horticulture methods. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! The different tips and methods you can use are endless, and as long as you can follow and implement the information correctly, you should have no trouble growing a fantastic garden this season.

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