To have the most success with your garden, you need to take care of it. However, it is possible to be smart about your organic gardening. You have the ability to produce healthy, delicious produce on your own property. Use the following tips to create a flourishing and very rewarding organic garden.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools that can be used for more than one task are quite handy to own. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Take the time to spread around five centimeters of organic mulch near your vegetable plants. Mulch keeps soil moist for longer periods of time. This also helps reduce the appearance of weeds. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
Broad-spectrum pesticides are really not the optimal choice for pest control in your garden. These pesticides can also kill useful insects that eat your pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to toxic pesticides than their annoying counterparts, so a broad-spectrum pesticide could kill all of the good bugs first, allowing the population of bad pests to multiply. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
Plan your garden, and plant with fall colors in mind. That doesn’t have to be, however. The fall season is probably the most colorful of the year in terms of foliage. Maple trees come in a variety of fall colors ranging from yellow to deep crimson, as do Beech trees and Dogwood. Shrubs such as cotoneaster, hydrangea, and barberry will also provide a splash of color in the fall.
Pick a plant that will be a focal point. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. Usually, the focal point will be a plant that is unique from the plants around it.
Organic gardening makes a huge difference in the taste and freshness of your produce. Although organic gardening isn’t easy since you have to put in time and effort and wait for results, the health benefits make it worth it.