Having an organic garden does make it easier to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, but planning a garden and choosing the correct equipment can be a complex process. As well, there are a lot of choices when it comes to seeds. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you get what you need to grow your organic garden.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now, every time you work in your garden, you are going to have a powerful ruler at the touch of your fingertips.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
As you read, an organic garden can be incredibly important to your current and future dietary habits and so is understanding all the different kinds of plants you can grow. Familiarizing yourself with the advice provided in this article is a great way to start your organic garden or improve your organic gardening techniques. Make your garden as valuable as it can be for your family.