There are a variety of all-natural techniques that you can employ that will create a healthy, vibrant organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Various bulbs do not all bloom at the same time, and if you employ this knowledge wisely, your garden can provide freshly blooming flowers for half the year.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Pretty much any vegetable you plant in your garden requires sunshine for this duration. It allows them to grow in the proper manner and also much faster. Some flowers also have the same needs.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. These plants will look good year-round, even during the winter, when your other plants have lost their bloom. Some evergreens that will add life to your yard in the wintertime are the American Cranberrybush, Common Snowberry, Winterberry, and American holly.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Put this advice to work for you.