For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find suggestions that will help you improve your organic gardening skills. Sod should be laid properly. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
The handles on your gardening tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Use a permanent marker to label distances. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. 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. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.
As you now know, organic gardening isn’t as simple as you may have thought. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. Use this information and you will be in great shape for bettering yourself in terms of organic gardening knowledge.