Horticulture is a relaxing and fun hobby for many people around the world, but doing it organically is even more rewarding. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming, and even a little bit intimidating. Therefore, how should a newbie get their first garden started? Start by reading the advice in this article.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
After reading this article, you should have a better idea of the appeal of growing an organic garden. Properly growing your garden can involve serious relaxation and even some fun. By using the tips in this article, you will soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor!