When you take time to apply proper organic gardening techniques and products, it really does show. It shows that you care about taking care of your plants and that you want them to grow up healthy. That is an admirable thing. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
When gardening, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. If they go unnoticed, they can cause large amounts of harm to your garden, so remember to take protective measures to reduce the population of stink bugs there.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
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. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. A few of the most vivid plants in winter are American Holly, Winterberry, Snowberry and Cranberrybush.
Water your garden carefully. Put down the watering can or garden hose, and spread out a time-saving soaker hose instead. Avoid damage to new plantings by keeping the water on low to move the water slowly through the soaker. Let it water the plants for a while as you do other things.
You now have the knowledge necessary to taking care of an organic garden. Good for you! The tips here should help you with your organic gardening. Don’t stop here, though, you should continue learning. Try new things, and keep looking for more resources as you progress with your garden.