You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. Congratulations on making the right decision. The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Having healthy soil in your garden will help your plants avoid insect pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. If you thought you knew a lot then, now you should be a professional. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!