Many people, while favorably considering the practice, never actually commit themselves to organic horticulture. The task may seem daunting and complicated to those unfamiliar with it. If you are interested in learning more about organic horticulture methods in a simple and straightforward manner, keep reading.
Put sod down the right way. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. 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. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Then over the next week, gradually increase the time they are in their new habitat. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Pick the correct soil to get the best results. The type of plants you're planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted. You can make an artificial area that uses a single kind of soil.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn't rot. Once you have completed this, start planting!
Once you know more about organic horticulture, getting started should not be so intimidating. By using the information you have learned from the tips above, you can start to grow the organic garden that you've always wanted.