There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic horticulture, and take advantage of the tips available.
Put down sod correctly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. 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 has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can make an artificial area that uses a single kind of soil.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Use natural pest control when possible. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your horticulture efforts. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.