EZ gardening Advice
If you are environmentally conscious and worried about the toxic effects of chemicals, organic gardening may be for you. Organic gardeners avoid chemicals and fertilizers used by large corporate farms. Additionally, a lot of organic gardening techniques do not cost a lot of money. To begin your journey into the world of organic gardening, follow these tips.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Dampen the soil completely. 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. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
Whether you have been gardening for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. If you don’t pay good attention, you could wind up with skin irritations or other issues. Keep your health intact and follow the directions to the letter.
You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. It is also possible to utilize coffee ground or tea to make the soil more acidic for gardenias, rhododendrons and other plants that prefer acidic soil. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
If you have problems keeping the dog out of the garden, spray things like aftershave, perfume or other scents on the grass surrounding the garden. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
When horticulture, remember to take care of your knees! Most people can’t bend for long periods while standing. Kneeling can relieve pain in your back, but can instead be painful to your knees. For extra comfort, purchase a knee pad for use as a cushion between your knees and the ground.
You need to avoid chores in your organic garden stacking up. Even if you are too busy to tend to your gardens needs every day, you can try little things that will prevent you from having a lot of work when you return to your garden. While you are with your pet outside, pull some weeds while the pet does its business.
Organic horticulture is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. Use the tips you just read to help you start planting your organic garden. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.