There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. All you need to do is find out what they are, and then use them.
Properly put down your sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. It is also possible to make an artificial area using only one type of soil.
Do not cut your grass too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.
Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
Top all your garden beds with several inches of organic mulch. This is a good way to keep weed growth at bay and add nutrients that you need in your garden. Mulch also completes your garden, giving it a finished appearance.
Make gardening efficient. Don’t waste time searching for lost tools. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. Get a tool belt if you need to, or a pair of pants with a lot of pockets.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. Examples of good green material to use for compost include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, and weeds. Sawdust, straw, cardboard, paper and wood pulp are all examples of dried plant material. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Make use of these organic gardening tips.