A smart way to build a healthier diet is to start an organic garden. Consider your garden an investment of your time and hard work. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If your grass has more height, roots be able to grow more deeply in the soil, which will make for a stronger lawn and will have a higher resistance to drying out. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. Many types of fertilizers are available. The type you utilize is not critical; just be sure to use one.
Try growing your peas indoors for the first couple months. Pea seeds tend to germinate much better when planted indoors, before being moved to an outside garden. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. Once they grow a bit bigger, the seedlings can be easily transplanted to an outdoor garden.
Organic gardening is not rocket science, but it does some require some forethought and planning. Research and information will help you get started. It is also important to understand that positive results require continued work; your efforts will not be a one time only thing. By keeping in mind the above tips, you’re on the right track towards being successful in your organic garden.