Organic horticulture is a rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy, as long as they know what they’re doing. Starting to garden can be intimidating at first. So, how can you best prepare yourself as a novice organic gardener? Well, you're in luck. These tips will come in handy!
Put down sod correctly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Compact the soil lightly and firmly. Be sure to create a flat surface. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. 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 every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. You can use shovels or rakes as measuring sticks. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,”. Sketched into the handles of your tools.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season. This will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. They're very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence. They're fast workers too. It's possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises. Train them to drape over arbors. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis. Jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Now that you've read this article, you know why organic horticulture is such a fun activity. Properly growing your garden can involve serious relaxation and even some fun. With the proper application of these suggestions, you'll be achieving amazing results in your own organic garden in no time at all!