You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. This is great timing! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. 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 everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it out. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
If you decide to grow peas, think about planting them indoors when you first start them off, as opposed to planting them outdoors. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.
You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. This will aid in giving your garden great color, even during the winter when other plants have lost their colors. Other plants that boast of winter berries include: Holly, Snowberry and Winterberry.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. Remain vigilant to control your garden pests. If you find any unwanted pests, try removing them by hand.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can be used to add acidity to your soil for plants like gardenias and rhododendrons. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. You have just learned a lot of great information. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!