Organic gardening has become more popular with increased concern about the effects of fertilizers and chemicals on the environment, as well as overall health. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. Here are some suggestions on helping you to become a organic gardening professional.
Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. It isn’t as hard as it may seem; you basically just slice down under the turf, flip it over, and spread wood chips four to three inches. Let the area sit for a couple weeks, then begin digging into it and planting your new perennials.
To be more efficient when working in your organic garden, have your tools close at hand. You can keep them in a good sized bucket, or wear utility pants that have plenty of large pockets. Keep your gloves, pruning shears, a hand spade and your other tools handy to quickly and easily do your garden maintenance.
As your seeds sprout, they require less warmth than before. It’s important to move the plants away from any heat source as they grow larger. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. Check on your seeds periodically to make sure you know when to remove the films.
Make gardening efficient. Do not waste your time looking for tools. Take the time to prepare the necessary tools, and then store them in a easily accessed place once you are done gardening. You can keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.
Have some plastic bags on hand that you can put over your gardening shoes if they are muddy. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Stay on top of your organic gardening to-do list, and don’t let the work pile up. Even if you can’t tend to your garden daily, you can do little things to help so that there is not a huge amount of work to be done when you are ready to get back to it. Take the time to do a little weeding or something else that needs to be done each time you have to be outside keeping an eye on your dog, which for some can be several times a day.
Do you want to know how to kill weeds in a natural way? Put down old newspapers in several layers for controlling weeds. Weeds require sunlight to grow. With layers of newspaper on them, the weeds are not going to have light, and therefore will not grow. Newspapers also break down over time, becoming part of your compost. You can add mulch on top for aesthetic reasons.
If you start implementing the organic gardening advice included in this article today, you can look forward to having a healthy, productive, toxic-free garden in the near future. When you work to keep your garden in tune with nature, you’ll also see more birds and animals stop by for a visit.