Organic gardening is something that many families want to do but simply never take on the challenge. The complexity of it and unfamiliarity with gardening is daunting and even intimidating to many. However, the following article contains many hints and tips that can simplify the process and help you turn that daunting idea into an enjoyable hobby.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. Once the plant is healthy enough, replant it in your garden with the appropriate type of soil. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticidal products anywhere in your gardening area. These pesticides will also kill any beneficial insects that consume the pests you are trying to get rid of. Beneficial bugs usually have more sensitivity towards pesticides than bad ones. Therefore, if the number of beneficial bugs drops, the problem with pests can get bigger. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
If you are going for a British feel with your garden, then vary the heights of your plants. If you use plants that are all the same size your garden will look flat.
Protecting your knees while gardening is essential. Bending from a standing position for excessive amounts of time can be difficult for many people. Kneeling is much easier on your body, and helps you tend to your plants without hurting your back. You can get a knee pad to place on the ground to kneel on so that you do not feel pain in your knees.
Once you understand and begin utilizing the tips you have read, the thought of working on your own organic garden should not seem intimidating at all. Add the information you’ve read here to your gardening strategy to create an amazing oasis to enjoy every day!