While organic horticulture is normally extremely enjoyable and relaxing, it can also cause you major problems if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. The following collection of tips will help you to become a savy organic gardener.
Put down sod correctly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
The handles on your gardening tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. 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.
Organic horticulture is far more complex than it seems. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. Simply by reading through the techniques provided to you in this article, you should find yourself much more informed and capable of organic gardening.