Organic growing is becoming more popular due to the questionable effects of toxins and pesticides on the body and the environment. Organic horticulture is also cheap and requires very little equipment. Here are some helpful techniques to help you learn to garden organically.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
Utilize the advice provided here, and you will soon be on your way to having a flourishing organic garden that is both healthy and free of pollutants. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.