Regular tending is a necessity for any garden. It is particularly important for the organic garden. Maintain your garden smartly by using efficient methods. Following organic gardening practices will result in tastier fruits and vegetables, as well as happier plants. Follow these tips to make your organic garden stand out above the rest.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Trusted variations of climbers are honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis, wisteria and climbing roses.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. Mulch will help a lot in preventing weeds from growing. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. If your pesticide has too wide a range of targets, it can kill off useful insects that fight off other pests. Beneficial bugs are usually several orders more sensitive to the things you spray than the pests you are trying to kill, so you might wind up dropping the good bug populace and open the door to pest population growth. This may then lead to using even more pesticides to eliminate this new problem.
Dress to protect your skin from sun damage when you garden. Clothing should keep your skin covered, and don’t forget to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Using the right protection from the harmful rays of the sun means less of a chance of you getting sunburn and skin cancer.
Mix various plant heights and plants in the exact same bed for a unique English garden. If you want a more organized look, select plants that will grow to the same height and put them in the same bed.
Your children can help you with your garden. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
As you can conclude from what you have just read, having an organic garden can provide you with nutrient rich and fresh fruits and vegetables. It takes tons of patience and work, but it’s worth it for a great garden.