An organic garden is an interest you have. What great timing. Included in this article is advice that can assist you in your gardening endeavors.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.
Irises should be divided. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. Split rhizomes with a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Replant your pieces right away.
To keep pests away, you can use plants in the garden or other natural materials. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. Using these methods eliminates your need of chemical pesticides.
To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This can make scents that dogs are attracted to, and make your garden less interesting in general for pets.
A typical English garden combines various plants of differing heights in a single bed. Plants that are all at the same height makes a garden bed look flat and uninteresting.
Include your children in your efforts to organic gardening. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.
Create a space perfect for any perennial garden with this easy method. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. Let the area sit for a fortnight, then turn the earth and set up your new perennial bed.
You’ll save time and energy if you keep tools nearby while working in your garden. You can make use of a bucket, or wear pants that have plenty of pockets. Keep your trowel, pruning shears and gloves handy so you can do your garden work quickly and easily.
At this point, you should feel more confident about your gardening skills. If you thought you knew a lot then, now you should be a professional. The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.