Grow The Healthy Way: Organic Gardening Techniques

Gardening is known by most people to be a relaxing and therapeutic hobby. Without the right information, though, it can be confusing. Gardeners have to know not only how to do the actual gardening, but what tools and equipment are most useful. Spend some time relaxing in the sun, tending your garden.

Sod should be laid properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.

Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.

Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.

Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.

Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.

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. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. 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. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.

Gardening is very rewarding, but only after one has the tools and know-how to do it effectively. With the right advice and proper planning, you’ll soon have a thriving garden. By following these simple tips, you will be prepared and able to enjoy the pleasure of creating a beautiful garden that will suit your needs and desires.