Many people turn to organic gardening because they are worried about the long-term toxic effects of the many commercial fertilizers and pesticides, on both their health and the environment. Additionally, most organic gardening techniques cost very little money. Keep reading for some useful tips on organic gardening.
Gardeners who are intrigued by the ideas of organic and sustainable methods should think about designating a portion of their landscape to support native plants and animals. Wildlife can help the plants in your garden to thrive, as insects support plant reproduction, while the excrement of many species contains nutrients which can help to fertilize your soil.
Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. Carry a large bucket with you or wear pants with a lot of pockets. Keep gloves, small pruning shears, a trowel and any other tools handy in order to increase the quickness of the work that goes into your garden.
Once your seeds start sprouting, they do not need as much warmth as they needed before. As your plants grow, move them away from the source of heat. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. Keep a close watch on your seeds to know when to do this.
Put an organic material, such as mulch two or three inches deep, in your flower beds. Mulch discourages weeds and helps retain moisture while adding nutrients to your flower bed. Mulch also completes your garden, giving it a finished appearance.
Paying attention to spacing is important. It’s common to not think about how much space a plant will need once it’s full grown, and you don’t want to crowd your garden. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Because of this, you should always take the time to ensure that there’s enough distance between all your seeds.
Do you want to get rid of weeds in a natural way? A layer of newspaper, several pages thick, placed over the ground will do the trick. Weeds need sunlight to grow. The layers of newspaper will kill the weeds because they no longer receive any sunlight. Newspaper decompose quickly and integrate into the compost. It can look more attractive by adding a mulch layer.
If you start implementing the organic gardening advice included in this article today, you can look forward to having a healthy, productive, toxic-free garden in the near future. You can also look forward to a rise in the number of wild visitors you receive in your garden.