Organic gardening is a widely accessible, eminently satisfying pastime. Starting to garden can be intimidating at first. Therefore, how should a newbie get their first garden started? Reviewing the advice that follows would be a good place to begin!
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
It is important to choose the right type of soil if you want to achieve the best results. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. You then want to place a small amount of seeds in a container that’s smaller and then fill it up with water to the top. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
Don’t cut your grass too short! If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. Taking care of a garden is a fun and relaxing experience. These tips are your key to becoming a top-flight organic gardener.