In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. Normally, hybrid plants that are disease-resistant and cold-tolerant have a greater yield than traditional varieties.
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. 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. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
The tips in this article should give you an idea of the effort and determination required to create a successful organic garden. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Using this advice, you will find the best way to create your dream organic garden.