You have the desire to set up an organic garden that is nutritious and fresh. Congratulations on making the right decision. The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. The healthier the plants you grow, the more resistant they’ll be to illness, fungus, or bugs. To give your garden the best chance of yielding the healthiest plants, start with a high-quality soil that has fewer chemicals which over time will accumulate salts.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. These biennials and annuals are fast-growing, and they allow you to brighten up your flower bed with a change for each season. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. 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. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.
You should be more prepared with organic gardening. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. The tips that were given should have provided you some advice that can help you get started with growing a beautiful organic garden.