You probably already know the difference between organic and non-organic foods, and have seen your share of the organic type at your supermarket. Organic items are easy to spot on the shelves. These foods are not packaged the same and tend to cost much more. Continue on for some great organic gardening tips, so you can learn how to grow one at home.
Sod should be laid properly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! Healthy plants can better ward off pests and diseases. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.