Most people in our society have heard about the benefits of eating organic, or seen organic products in the grocery store. You know which items are organic. These foods are not packaged the same and tend to cost much more. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. Healthy plants can better ward off pests and diseases. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. In addition, mulch will help you to prevent weeds. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.
Being a novice gardener, you should ensure that you follow the directions carefully for tool and chemical use. If you use your gardening chemicals wrong, you can abrade or even burn your skin. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.