There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
Mix the grounds of coffee in soil that has a lot of alkaline. Coffee grounds are an affordable means of adding acid to the soil so that it is pH-balanced. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.
Get gardening knee pads if you have low-growing plants. Spending lots of time on your knees while gardening can injure them and create lasting pain. Having a pair of excellent knee pads for gardening can help cushion the knees to provide additional comfort.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. If you would like, go ahead and plant the container and the plant right in the ground to prevent root overtake.
Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. In addition, mulch will help you to prevent weeds. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.
When you are gardening out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. Proper protection from the sun means a lower chance of sunburn, as well as a decreased risk of skin cancer.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. After a few weeks, you can then dig into the turf and plant the perennials of your choosing.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. These tips on organic horticulture are here to guide you on the right path.