In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. One way to get around this problem is to coat the shovel with wax. Use a clean cloth to spread the wax evenly. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. The kind of plants you want in your garden should let you know what kind of soil you need to get. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.
Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. You can use whatever information you find useful when you create your own beautiful organic garden.