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Garden Doldrums? This Advice Will Perk It Right Up!

One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. You will have to put in some time and energy to be successful in this venture, however. You probably have many questions about how to accomplish your gardening goals.

Lay sod properly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.

Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee. Using that report, you can amend your soil as needed for a thriving garden. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.

Do not mow your lawn too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.

Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.

Divide irises. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.

Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. When you begin a garden, it’s most eco friendly to do so with seed. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.

So, as you have seen, it is true that organic gardening requires research, work, and effort to start growing your own organic plants. For the best results, you need to be dedicated to the work. If you keep all these suggestions in mind, you have taken the right steps towards becoming a successful organic gardener.