If you want to embrace a healthier lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, organic gardening is the way to go. You do have to put in some effort, though. Knowing this might make you ponder where you should start and what aspects of organic horticulture are most important.
Sod should be laid properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Place your seeds in a container filled with water. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
Consider planting evergreens that produce berries in your yard. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.
Gardening can be a relaxing hobby. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Horticulture is an excellent choice for calming your mind and soul. It does however require a small investment of money but has tremendous returns. Knowing that you have grown these plants yourself can give you a great feeling of joy and inner peace.
Spray fragrances such as old perfume or aftershave on grass around your garden to help keep your dog away from the plants. Your dog will be less attracted to your garden when these scents overpower compost scents and other smells dogs like.
Allow your children to assist with the work to be done in your organic garden. Gardens are a wonderful place for kids to learn, and working side by side with them can strengthen the bond that you have.
Organic horticulture requires work, effort and research. Persistence and patience are also important traits for successful organic gardener. If you use the advice in this article, you will soon see great results from your organic garden.