There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
So you don’t shock the plants, you should gradually get them use to a change in the temperature and conditions. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
Don’t mow your grass too short. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.
Make a landscaping plan before you dig your first hole. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.