Organic gardening will require some extra research and active avoidance of chemicals. There are so many things to consider, such as proper pH balance, natural but effective pesticides, adequate sunlight and water supplies and so on. It can be hard for a rookie to grow organic. Give yourself an advantage by applying the advice from the following article.
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
Pick the proper soil in order to get the best outcome. The kind of plants you want in your garden should let you know what kind of soil you need to get. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.