You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. What great timing. These tips will help you start an organic garden.

Properly put down your sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Dampen the soil completely. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. One way to get around this problem is to coat the shovel with wax. Use a clean cloth to spread the wax evenly. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.

Do a soil analysis prior to planting. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. Save yourself the trouble of a failed crop by contacting your local Cooperative Extension to preform the soil test.

Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.

Try to have a plan with your garden. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.

Split up irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Plant immediately.

You should be more prepared with organic gardening. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.…