Lots of people grow organically due to their concerns about the harmful effects of all the different pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their health. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. Read on to learn a few tips if you are thinking about growing your own organic garden.
Put sod down the right way. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
Starting seedlings in pots before planting in your garden is a smart idea. This will help the plants make it to full growth. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Start using these tips to grow your own organic food and help preserve the environment. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.