A lot of people are becoming more aware of the chemicals that are put in our everyday produce and how this can harm them, this is why they decide to grow organically. Organic gardening is a very cost-efficient way to grow fruits and vegetables. Here are some essential tips to help you become an expert organic gardener.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. You can actually get an analysis of soil for a little fee, and with the report you get back you can figure out how to create a vibrant garden by enriching it properly. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Organic gardening is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. Use the tips you just read to help you start planting your organic garden. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.