Organic gardening is something you may want to do but never go through with. A lot of people feel like growing your own garden is a daunting task because they feel intimidated by the unknown. This article has some good ideas to help you reach your goal of creating a garden for your enjoyment, and without incurring too much difficulty.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. The right soil will make your vegetables taste better and make your flowers more vibrant and aromatic.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Keep insects away from shrub and tree seedlings with mulch containing wood ash. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
If you decide to grow peas, think about planting them indoors when you first start them off, as opposed to planting them outdoors. Pea seeds tend to germinate much better when planted indoors, before being moved to an outside garden. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Think about adding some berry-producing evergreens to your landscaping. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
One particular plant should be the focal point of your garden. Any great garden design involves using a focal point to grab someone’s attention and keep it there. Usually this focal point is a luscious plant that is distinctly different from the plants and scrubs that surround it.
When you keep in mind the tips, tricks and advice in this article, the prospect of organic gardening should not seem so fearful. Put this information to work for you in your organic garden and soon your kitchen will have an abundance of fresh, all natural and delicious produce.