Many people are beginning to enjoy growing an organic garden. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Read on to discover some helpful tips and learn how to take advantage of them.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Make sure that your deciduous shrubs are protected. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
As you have learned before, getting your organic garden perfected just takes a little bit of time and patience. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to grow, the tips you learned can help you be successful.