There are a variety of all-natural techniques that you can employ that will create a healthy, vibrant organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. To boost your garden’s prospects of giving you the healthiest possible plants, make sure you begin with premium soil devoid of salt-accumulating chemicals.
Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain. You can be more comfortable in the garden with a good pair of gardening knee pads.
Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
Plant with autumn colors in mind. This does not have to be so. The brightest season of the year when it comes to foliage is fall. There are a number of trees that provide exuberant displays of color, such as Dogwood, Beech and Maple. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.
Tend to a garden as a way to relax. Countless methods of unwinding from the stresses of life exist. Gardening is a great way to do so. Gardening only requires a small investment and you will get so much more out of it. Of course the highest return is the peace you will feel from having some time alone in your garden and growing your own plants.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!
Originally posted 2013-05-15 18:34:30.