There are so many natural alternatives available to you if you want to turn your garden organic. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
You should think about adding evergreen plants that yield berries into your yard space. The berries will provide a boost of color to your backyard, even during the colder months when most of the other vegetation has been drained of their color. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Don’t count the fall season out. However, that does not have to be the case! Fall is the most colorful time of year for foliage. For example, maple, beech, and dogwood trees all change from their usual green to a vibrant spectrum of yellow, orange, and red. Barberry, conaneaster and hydrangea are all wonderful choices in shrubs.
Spray old aftershave, perfume, or scented products around the grass of your garden to prevent your dog from entering it. This can make scents that dogs are attracted to, and make your garden less interesting in general for pets.
Take care of your knees while working in the garden. Many people find it difficult to bend over for extended periods of time when standing up. If you have trouble with this, kneel instead of bending while gardening. A knee pad can be placed under your knees to protect them from damage and strain while you are working.
After your seeds sprout, the containers do not need to stay as warm as they once did. Sprouting plants can be removed from the heat source. Take any plastic film off of your containers because they hold in heat and humidity. Watch your seeds closely to find the right time to do this.
Any person can create a garden. However, only those who possess the right information will receive the most benefit from their garden. Make use of these organic gardening tips.