When you use the correct organic gardening products, techniques, and equipment, it shows. People will be able to tell that you love your plants and want them to be healthy. This is extremely laudable. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. The following advice will help you out.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. 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. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. The coffee grounds provide a cheap way to re-supply needed acid to the dirt. The greens and vegetables need the proper balance and will grow bigger and stronger with the right mix.
Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Protect your plants from moisture on a daily basis. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. A common parasite to plants is fungi. Fungicide sprays can deal with fungal infestations, but they are most effective if you apply them before a fungus problem becomes noticeable.
You now possess the information, the equipment, and the required skills to use what you’ve just read to grow a fantastic organic garden. Great! The tips above will help you to improve your organic garden. Hopefully you have found at least one new strategy to utilize in your organic garden.