Advice For Making Horticulture More Enjoyable And Fruitful

There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. You just have to learn these ways and utilize them.

Pay attention to how you lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.

Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.

Carefully plan your garden first. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.

For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.

There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. Using these methods eliminates your need of chemical pesticides.

A superior garden can be created when one has adequate knowledge about how they can render the most from their plants. Remember these helpful tips the next time you are working in your garden!