Organic produce is both nutritious and tasty, far surpassing the typical supermarket selection of fruits and vegetables. Organic produce is expensive in the stores, so you may want to grow your own, This article will get you started with the knowledge you need construct your personal organic garden.
Sod should be laid properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Label the distances with a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.
Never buy poor produce again. If you follow the advice that you have just read, you will be on your way to an even greener thumb!