Jul
23

Gardening Tricks That Can Work For Anyone!

You want to have a fresh and organic garden. What perfect timing! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.

Put down sod correctly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. 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. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.

Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!

Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.

Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. Before you ruin any crops, make sure you do this. Soil can be analyzed at a lot of cooperative extension offices, so make sure you plan accordingly.

Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.

After reading this article, you should have all the information necessary to start your organic garden. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic gardening. Hopefully, the suggestions provided in this article will help you learn how ensure that your organic garden is a vigorous and vibrant one.