When you take the time to apply the correct organic gardening strategies and products, it can really produce some great results. It will show how much you care about the plants you grow, and your desire to ensure they are as healthy as possible. It is quite admirable. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. Here are some suggestions that can help.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. You will never find yourself looking for a ruler thanks to this simple tip.
Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. This is true of some flowers.
As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Consider planting evergreens that produce berries in your yard. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.
One particular plant should be the focal point of your garden. A focal point, in a strong garden design, will attract eyes and hold them there. Usually this is a big plant that is somewhat different from the other plants in the garden.
The prevent your dog from trampling through your garden, spray some old aftershave, perfume or other heavily scented things on the grass around your plants. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.
A mixture of aspirin and water can protect your plants from common diseases. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Use this method every three weeks.
After sprouting occurs, you will not need to keep seeds as warm. Locate your plants further from your heat source as they mature. You must also take away plastic films from your containers in order to keep the warmth and humidity out. Watch the seeds so you can know when you do this.
You already have the products, the tools and the skills to get those organic gardens going. If you do not, you are on the right path to obtaining them. These suggestions can help beginners get started, and can give experienced gardeners more techniques to work from. You can always benefit from learning! Learning something new can always help with any hobby.