You are ready to plant your organic garden. You have certainly come to the right place! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Thoroughly moisten the soil. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
So you don’t shock the plants, you should gradually get them use to a change in the temperature and conditions. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. Even veteran organic gardeners might have learned a thing or two. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!
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