Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. Organic horticulture methods are extremely cheap for the most part. The following tips will help turn you into a successful organic gardener in no time at all.
You don’t need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Come up with a horticulture plan before planting anything. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
If you have a lot of low-growing plants to take care of in your garden, purchase gardening knee pads. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. Mulch is used to keep extra moisture and provide nutrients for your plants. This method will also prevent weeds. This will save you time, money, and effort in your lovely garden.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees. There is also a lot of heavy lifting involved with horticulture, so a good wheelbarrow is a great tool to have around.
Plan your garden to provide some fall color. That need not be the case though! the most colorful foliage appears in the fall. Maple trees produce yellow and red leaves, just like Beech and Dogwood trees. There are practically as many types of shrubs chosen for their fall colors are there are gardeners! Barberry, hydrangea and cotoneaster are particularly popular choices.
Organic gardening is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. Use the tips you just read to help you start planting your organic garden. You should notice more wildlife present in your garden if you use natural methods.