When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. Instead of buying your produce from supermarkets, you should try growing your own. Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. The coffee grounds provide a cheap way to re-supply needed acid to the dirt. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
You don’t have to buy inferior produce. If you follow the advice that you have just read, you will be on your way to an even greener thumb!