You want to create a healthy and fresh organic garden. This is great timing! Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. To do this, think about using white vinegar. White vinegar is a weed killer! Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
Plan your garden before you plant it. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. A commonplace plant parasite is fungi. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
Spray old aftershave, perfume, or scented products around the grass of your garden to prevent your dog from entering it. This can make scents that dogs are attracted to, and make your garden less interesting in general for pets.
Try to avoid direct sun exposure when you are gardening during the day; wear protective clothing. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. Wearing sun protection will prevent your skin from burning and by extension will reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
You can create the look and feel of an English garden by mixing different plants of varying heights throughout your flower bed. If you use plants that are all the same size your garden will look flat.
In order to maximize the efficiency of your gardening, ensure your gardening tools are kept close by you. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
You should now feel better about your organic gardening knowledge. You may have thought you were prepared before, but now you will be a veritable expert! The tips offered here have give you advice aimed to help your gardening efforts.