If you want a healthy organic garden, you have many options. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. 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. To boost your garden’s prospects of giving you the healthiest possible plants, make sure you begin with premium soil devoid of salt-accumulating chemicals.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom 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 can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. Using methods like these eliminates the need for chemical pesticides, which can be harsh or even harmful.
Choose plants that will provide color in autumn. However, you can still maintain your gardening hobby throughout the fall months. Fall is the most colorful time of year for foliage. Maple trees, Dogwood, and Beech trees exist in lots of Fall colors that range from deep crimson to yellow. Some very good shrubs to choose are barberry, hydrangea, and cotoneaster, which is a member of the rose family.
Gardening is an incredible method of relaxing. There are a wide variety of things you can do to release stress and relax. Working in the garden is among the simplest. While you do have to invest a little bit of money, the returns on that are huge. The best thing you will get out of it is peace and happiness knowing that you can grow your own garden.
For visual interest, make one plant a focal point of your garden. A focal point, in a strong garden design, will attract eyes and hold them there. In most cases, an original plant makes a good focal point.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. These tips on organic gardening are here to guide you on the right path.