There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. The baking soda is harmless to your plants and a very effective remedy.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
Be careful how you water your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Use a low water pressure to avoid damaging tender plants. Give it a few hours to water the plants so you have schedule freedom to tend to other matters.
The prevent your dog from trampling through your garden, spray some old aftershave, perfume or other heavily scented things on the grass around your plants. Your dog will be less attracted to your garden when these scents overpower compost scents and other smells dogs like.
Create a space perfect for any perennial garden with this easy method. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
You need to make sure you are very efficient when working in your organic garden. You do not have the time to spend an hour looking for each tool you need. Have all of tools you will need for the day before you head out your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. A good way to keep your tools at hand is to buy a tool belt or utility pants with many large pockets.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your horticulture efforts. Put this advice to work for you.