Holistic lifestyles are spreading and becoming popular, all while organic is growing in popularity as well. When you choose this form of lifestyle, then you opt for growing herbs and other things solely for beneficial reasons and you always aim for organic growing techniques. If you are interested in growing plants, flowers and vegetables without the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers, keep reading.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
Do not mow your lawn too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Keep your garden fertilized. Manure can be very helpful in growing plants, but it is essential to use a commercial product that has been composted, in order to minimize pathogen risk. There are a lot of different ways to fertilize plants; make sure you actually take the time to do it.
Get a wheelbarrow, and a stool so that you can kneel down while gardening. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees, so a lightweight and portable garden stool will make gardening more comfortable. Using a wheelbarrow or wagon to transport heavy loads of dirt will help protect you from back injuries so make sure that you have one.
Your organic gardening efforts will get easier as you pick up more and more tips and techniques about this activity. Keep in mind that the tips offered here are only a few of the great things that you can learn.