Organic gardening is very relaxing and will help you connect with nature. The goal of this hobby is to grow pesticide-free and healthy food that you can enjoy. It’s easier than you may think. See these tips to learn how to get started with this healthy, rewarding hobby.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. Water is cheaper than chemical herbicides, and less hazardous to humans and soil. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing.
Be sure to split the irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When the foliage dies, take the bulbous irises and lift them. They will literally split in your hand, flowering the next year after replanting. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
You can create a great English garden by mixing types and sizes in one bed. Using plants of all the same kind or size, can result in a boring, and unoriginal garden.
Allow your children to assist with the work to be done in your organic garden. Gardening helps your children learn about biological processes and serves as a social activity that helps the family grow closer while eating healthier.
An organic gardener enjoys the benefits of working with nature, producing wonderful food through hard work and patience. This skill utilizes a simple patch of ground to produce healthy, delicious, natural foods. To transform yourself into a successful organic gardener, simply follow our tips and put in a bit of effort!