There are endless all-natural methods available to help you produce a vibrant organic garden. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Lay sod properly. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. This gives the seeds a better chance of flourishing.
Anybody can grow a garden, but those who bother to understand what they’re doing will be the only ones to reap rich rewards from their crop. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.