There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. You only need to learn about them and implement them.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. When you plant them indoors first, the seeds will germinate better. The seedling sprouts will be heartier, giving them a better chance to grow into a healthy adult plant capable of rebuffing diseases. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
To give them a boost, pour out any leftover water from steaming or boiling vegetables on the plants or soil around them. For gardenias and rhododendrons, try putting your used coffee grounds or tea bags in the soil so they may acquire the acid they need for proper growth. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides for your garden. These types of pesticides also kill the beneficial insects that eat the pests. The beneficial insects, which kill the pests, are much more sensitive to pesticides than the pests. Using them will reduce your population of good bugs, and increase the bad. This ends up becoming a vicious cycle of increasing pesticide use.
Try mixing various plants that have different heights to create an interesting garden setup. Plants that are all at the same height makes a garden bed look flat and uninteresting.
One way to create a great organic garden is to allow for a portion of your yard to be undeveloped for wildlife. Most likely, you will find your organic garden producing better once your property is home to the insects, birds, and other wildlife that plants rely on for pollination and the production and dispersal of seeds.
Get more value from your property. When you landscape, you can get one of the highest returns. A simple investment in plants can elevate your property value by as much as 20% or more. Find plant materials for your landscape design that will thrive in your particular climate.
Do you want to kill weeds without using commercial chemicals? Pile newspapers on top of each other to kill weeds. Weeds require sunlight to continue growing. When you cover weeds with newspaper layers, they suffocate due to lack of light. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. If you want it to look better, just add a layer or two of much over top of the newspapers.
While anybody can plant a few seeds, only people who’ve educated themselves can create an amazing, thriving organic garden. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!
Originally posted 2013-12-08 04:46:03.