Many people get into organic gardening since they fear the toxic effects of commercial pesticides and fertilizers, both on the environment and their health. Also, organic gardening can save you a lot of money. Here are some strategies to aid you in becoming a good organic gardener.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. You should probably save the most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.
When landscaping and gardening in autumn, choose plants and trees with vibrant colors. But, that does not have to be the case! Fall foliage provides for the most colorful season of the year. Maple trees produce yellow and red leaves, just like Beech and Dogwood trees. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Keep your pet out of the garden with old perfume or aftershave in the grass. Doing so shields the scents that your dog might pick up on and be drawn to, causing their potential interest in your garden to drop dramatically.
If you are a fan of organic, sustainable gardening methods, consider leaving part of your backyard untouched so that natural plants and wildlife can flourish in the area. One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.
Pine can make a great mulch. Some plants like acidic soil because they have high acidity. If you have some of these plants, then pine needles are an easy way to add acid to their bed. Cover soil beds with a few inches of pine needles, and they will disperse acidity to the soil below as they decompose.
Spacing is one important factor in gardening. When the garden is bare, it is sometimes hard to envision how much space a mature plant actually needs. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Plot out all of these considerations before putting that first seed in the ground.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.