There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. You just need to learn the methods and use them.
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. Growing a garden offers a unique learning experience, and you and your child can grow closer while growing healthy food for your family.
One way to create a great organic garden is to allow for a portion of your yard to be undeveloped for wildlife. The presence of native flowers, trees and grasses will attract birds and insects. You will be rewarded by an appealing and flourishing landscape.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. 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 have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. Wear pants with multiple pockets or use a toolbox or large bucket. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.
Keep plastic bags handy to cover your muddy gardening shoes. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Spacing is an important factor to consider when planting your garden. You must think of how much room the plants will take up as they grow, and it easy to underestimate this. Space is necessary for the plants, but air circulation is also important. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
Stay on top of your organic gardening to-do list, and don’t let the work pile up. There are certain little things to help you keep up with your garden, even if you don’t have the necessary time each day to do everything. If you are outside with your dog, pluck a few weeds while your dog is taking care of his business.
When developing your compost pile, use equal measures of dried and green material. Examples of good green material to use for compost include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, and weeds. Sawdust, straw, cardboard, paper and wood pulp are all examples of dried plant material. Avoid ashes, meat, charcoal and diseased plants in your compost.
When planting seeds in containers, plant the seed roughly three times deeper than the seed’s size. There are exceptions to this rule though, as some seeds need direct sunlight to grow. Petunias and ageratum are two examples of seeds that require sunlight. With so many different types of seeds, it is important that you check seed packaging or utilize other resources, such as the Internet, to discover which seeds require exposure to direct sunlight.
Construct raised flower beds of brick, stone, or wood. If you choose wood, it needs to be naturally rot resistant and untreated. The best varieties include cedar, locust and cypress wood. In a veggie garden, don’t use treated wood since its chemicals can leech into the food crops and soil. If you have already used lumber that is treated, you can line it with plastic or another type of barrier.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Put this advice to work for you.