Many people are beginning to see how great an organic garden really can be. If you use the suggestions here, you’ll be able to create your own successful organic garden. Just put these tips to work for you and you will soon see great results.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Pour boiling water on any weeds, but be careful not to spill it on plants you want to keep. The weeds’ roots will be damaged by the boiling water; normally, this prevents them from continuing to grow.
Be consistent with garden fertilization. If you decide to use manure, which is great for your plants, choose a pathogen free commercial product. There are a number of options for fertilizer, but the truth is that what you use is unimportant; you just have to remember to use something.
You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. You can also prevent insect pests by using wood ash like mulch around your trees and shrubs. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.
When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. Since you are growing the vegetables for your own consumption, you want to stay away from pesticides. Persistence and care is a much better solution for pest control, but many avoid it because it actually requires some work on their behalf. If you find any unwanted pests, try removing them by hand.
This advice you just read should show you that with a bit of work and perseverance, you can get your organic garden into full bloom. Use the tips you found here, mixed with some of your own ideas, to have a productive, environmentally friendly garden. The tips in this article will lead to great success no matter which varieties you choose to grow.