Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. Organic gardening is also cheaper; you don’t have to spend as much money on tools and equipment. With the tips here in this article you can quickly become an expert in organic gardening.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. 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. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
If you follow these advice on organic gardening, you will be able to have a productive, toxic-free, healthy garden in the future. Organic gardens are also more attractive to a variety of wildlife, who appreciate the chemical free environment.