People who start doing organic gardening do so because they don’t like toxic effects of pesticides and fertilizers. Additionally, most organic gardening techniques cost very little money. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. When you can eliminate excess alkaline from the soil, it makes what you are growing much healthier. This means your veggies will taste better, and your flowers will be more vibrant than ever.
You can prevent pests from invading your garden with certain plants and natural materials. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. You can also prevent insect pests by using wood ash like mulch around your trees and shrubs. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your gardening.
Gardeners who are intrigued by the ideas of organic and sustainable methods should think about designating a portion of their landscape to support native plants and animals. Wildlife can help the plants in your garden to thrive, as insects support plant reproduction, while the excrement of many species contains nutrients which can help to fertilize your soil.
If you have recently suffered a cut, discontinue gardening until the cut has healed completely. A cut that has come into contact with extraneous materials like dirt can become seriously infected. However, there are bandages available that will seal the cut completely. Using these should protect the cut from any infection while gardening.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. You should expect to see more wildlife inhabiting your garden as your garden works more with nature.