You desire a vibrant and healthy organic garden. The time to do it is now. To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.
Include your kids in growing an organic garden. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.
The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. Mulching is the perfect way to lock in moisture, nourish soil, and to keep away weeds. This will also make your flowers appear beautiful and finished all year long.
Use plastic bags to cover muddy gardening shoes. Having these available lets you keep your flow in movement, and helps you return to your gardening fast so you can finish up your day.
Coffee grounds are a good addition to your soil. The grounds contain essential nitrogen, which will benefit your plants in many ways. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. Examples of good green material to use for compost include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, and weeds. Dry materials, like sawdust, cut up wood pieces, cardboard, straw and shredded paper are good for your compost pile. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Do you want to get rid of weeds in a natural way? A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Weeds require sunlight for growing. When you put newspaper on top of weeds they will suffocate because they are not getting enough light. The newspapers will break down over a period of time, and will become part of your compost. Use mulch on the top in order to make everything look attractive.
When planting seeds into a container, the depth of your planting should be three times bigger than the seed. There are exceptions to this rule though, as some seeds need direct sunlight to grow. Two common examples of this type of seed are ageratum and petunias. When in doubt about whether a seed requires direct sun exposure, you can find lots of information online or on the seed packaging itself.
After reading this article, you should have all the information necessary to start your organic garden. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic gardening. Hopefully, the advice you have learned will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to produce a beautiful and beneficial organic garden.