101 DIY Guide

Do It Yourself Guide

Creative Ideas And Practical Gardening Advice

In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.

Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.

Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. You can use shovels or rakes as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.

You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.

Soil Analysis

A garden needs the right type of soil to grow properly. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.

Plan your garden before you plant it. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.

Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. There is a ton of information you should know, and you also should know how to use it. With this in mind, you can refine your own methods to successfully grow a beautiful organic garden.

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