All You Need To Know About Organic Gardening

TIP! Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year.

If you dream of having green, beautiful, and healthy plants in your very own garden, there are lots of things you should probably think about in order to achieve that goal. Horticulture can require a large amount of ongoing work, although many find it to be fun, rewarding and even therapeutic. The following paragraphs are going to give you ideas and insights that you can use to make horticulture fun, instead of laborious.

TIP! Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting.

Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.

TIP! Do not mow your lawn too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out.

Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.

TIP! A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt.

Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.

TIP! It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for gardening. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants.

You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.

TIP! Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often.

Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.

TIP! You can keep your dog away from your garden by spraying perfume or aftershave in the grass. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.

With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.