People who start doing organic gardening do so because they don’t like toxic effects of pesticides and fertilizers. Another benefit is that organic gardening techniques are often cost little-to-nothing. To begin your journey into the world of organic gardening, follow these tips.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Grass that's shorter has a root system that's easier to dry out.
Try dividing the irises. To increase the number that you've, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part. When you replant them, they'll usually flower the following year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a horticulture knife. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Replant them immediately.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. Using methods like these eliminates the need for chemical pesticides, which can be harsh or even harmful.
Invest in a kneeling stool. A wheelbarrow to work in the garden. Working in the garden means you’ll be down on the ground a lot. This can cause knee pain. If you've a stool, you’ll have an easier time. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them. See if it helps.
When horticulture, try not to use broad-spectrum pesticides. These pesticides will also kill any beneficial insects that consume the pests you're trying to get rid of. Since these pesticides often affect the good bugs more than the bad, using them can actually increase your pest problem. This can cause you to use an additional amount of pesticides in order to attempt to fix this problem.
Gardening can be very relaxing. You can relax and be at peace in many different ways. Working in the garden is among the simplest. It requires a small monetary investment and has numerous returns. The best return is the joy and tranquility you can get from growing your very own greenery.
Start using these tips right away. You'll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy, pollutant free organic garden in no time. When your garden is working with nature, you can also expect to see an increase in the amount of wildlife that inhabits your garden.