There are a variety of all-natural techniques that you can employ that will create a healthy, vibrant organic garden. You can build your garden as soon as you do some basic fundamental research.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee. Using that report, you can amend your soil as needed for a thriving garden. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. You can rid your garden of fungi with fungicidal sprays. However, it is best to treat your garden before there are problems.
To keep pests away, you can use plants in the garden or other natural materials. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off 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.
Gardening is within everybody’s reach, but you will only make the most of your gardening experience with knowledge. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.