Whether they’ve read about them in articles or seen them on grocery store shelves, most people are somewhat familiar with organic products. You know which items are organic. These items are packaged in a different manner, and they typically cost much more. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
When mowing the lawn, don’t mow the grass all the way down to the root. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. 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.
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. Some types of plant fungus problems can be solved by sprinkling with chamomile tea.
Make a plant you love the focal point of your garden. You need a focal point that can catch your eye in garden design. Usually this focal point is a luscious plant that is distinctly different from the plants and scrubs that surround it.
Protect cuts from dirt and chemicals, and think about staying away from gardening until they heal. A cut may become badly infected if it’s exposed to a lot of dirt or grime when you garden. There are bandages out there now that can seal cuts completely.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.