A lot of people become interested in organic horticulture due to worry about long-term, poisonous effects of pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their personal health. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. Keep reading for some useful tips on organic gardening.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. Your can contribute to environmental soundness by beginning your garden with fresh seeds. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .
Use cologne or other items with a distinct scent to keep your canine out of the landscaping. Using this will cover up the odors that your dog likes and will cut down on the intrigue of your landscaping for your furry friend.
Once you start to actually apply what you learned from this article you can start growing a prosperous and healthy organic garden in your own back yard for the future. When your garden works with nature, you will also be able to notice an increase in the number of wildlife inhabiting your garden.