Organic horticulture may be a major pain, or a nuisance nightmare. The following suggestions will guide you on how to be a very successful and happy organic gardener.
Select plants that will bring a relatively high yield.
The handles on your gardening tools can be used as clever rulers. Just lay your tool down on the floor next to the handle. Use a bright permanent marker to label the distances.
Use climbers to cover fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They can cover an arbor, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, jasmine, clematis, and climbing roses.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy spring and right through the summer. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Purchase an inexpensive gardening kneeling pad, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Gardening can be very tough on your knees, but a small ergonomic stool will be a comfortable solution.Gardening also requires transporting heavy objects and lots of dirt, so a wheelbarrow makes for a wise investment.
Plant with fall color. Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees are available in a number of fall colors, and dogwood display colors ranging from dark crimson to light yellow.When selecting shrubs, consider hydrangea, hydrangea, or cotoneaster.
Use care when watering your garden.Use a type of soaker hose so that you don’t need to do individual waterings with the hose nozzle, or a watering can that needs to be refilled repeatedly. Use a low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender plants. Let your soaker hose run for a few hours while as you do other things.
Bees will go straight for these plants in the springtime. Heather beds are common grounds for helpful insects such as spiders and ground beetles, which is why helpful little critters like ground beetles and spiders call them home. Keep this in mind and always wear appropriate horticulture gloves.
It is important to protect your knees protected as you are gardening. Many people find it difficult to bend over for extended periods of time while they are standing up. Kneeling allows you to reach plants without causing back stress. You can pick up a knee pad for gardening in order to protect your knees.
The ambient temperate of a room with live plants is between sixty-five and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit during the daylight hours. The temperature needs to remain warm so they are able to grow. If there are times during the year when you would prefer not to have the temperature that high, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
It is easy to plant perennials into your garden. Use a spade to dig into the turf, then flip each piece over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Let the area sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.
Make sure you work in your garden. Don’t waste time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade. Prepare all the tools you need before you go out to work on your garden, and then put them away neatly when finished. You can use a tool belt, or choose pants that contain several large pockets.
Have some plastic bags on hand that you may cover your muddy gardening shoes if they are muddy.
Do not overlook the benefits of pine as great mulch. Cover the beds with a couple inches of needles and as they decompose, as they will decompose and disperse their acid throughout the soil.
In conclusion, there are more aspects of organic gardening than one would originally think. You need to work hard at it and be patient, and if you can do that then you will see a dazzling organic garden. If you take the information in this piece to heart, you will soon have an effective arsenal of organic horticulture techniques.