Organic gardening may be a major pain, or a joyous hobby. These tips should help you to become a better organic gardener.
Use climbers if you want to cover any fences or walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single 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 require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
CO2 is essential for growth. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Try dividing the irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.
Before you start working in your garden, purchase a wheelbarrow and a good kneeling stool. Gardening can be very tough on your knees, so a kneeling stool that is ergonomic and lightweight can make things much more comfortable and enjoyable. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
As this article has demonstrated, organic gardening is more complex than some may think. It requires patience and work, but it’s worth it to have a successful organic garden. When you apply the tips in this article, you will be ready to start improving your skills in organic gardening.