Growing your own organic garden can really give you a nutritional boost to your diet, but knowing what it takes can be difficult. There are a multitude of seeds and starter plants available. With the following steps, you can make sure that you get exactly what you need for your organic garden to grow properly.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
Don’t over-water your plants, and keep the soil around them aerated. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom is fungi. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Make sure your pesticides are focused on only what you’re trying to kill. These kinds of pesticides kill the helpful insects that destroy the pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to strong pesticides than the insects you are actually trying to get rid of. This will lead you to end up killing off the good bugs in your garden, leaving the field wide open for the harmful ones. This may then lead to using even more pesticides to eliminate this new problem.
Irrigate your garden efficiently. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Keeping the water pressure low on your soaking hose will help avoid harm to tender plants. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. This will work to mask any scent that is attracting dogs, and will make the garden a much less interesting place to for dogs to be.
One way to encourage an organic garden to be sustainable and healthy is to put aside a section to stay undeveloped, thus encouraging wildlife to approach it. This will also benefit your cultivated gardens as it will attract more bugs and birds to pollinate your other plants.
An organic garden provides many benefits to your health, so understanding the various plants and options you can grow is crucial. Use the tips from above to take a step in the right direction when it comes to organic gardening, and start your family on a healthier path to better living.