Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. Another benefit of organic gardening is that it is relatively inexpensive. Here are some helpful techniques to help you learn to garden organically.
Do not cut your grass too short. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.
When you decide to add vegetables into your garden space, be aware that they must be placed where they will receive direct sunlight for a minimum of six hours daily. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. This is also true for some flowers.
Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
Use a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool when you’re working in your garden. Working on the ground for long periods of time can be painful on the knees, so a small garden stool can really allow you to work in comfort. A wheelbarrow will help you move heavy items without hurting your back so ensure that you invest in one promptly.
When gardening, avoid the use of strong broad-spectrum pesticides. Broad spectrum pesticides don’t only kill the offending pests, but the beneficial ones also. Bugs that provide a benefit to your garden are more easily killed by these broad-spectrum pesticides, you may simply end up with a bigger pest problem. If this happens, you just fuel an expanding cycle of needing even more pesticides.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
Get your kids to help you grow your organic garden. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. One and one half aspirin crushed and added to a two gallon container of water will be a great help for your plants. All you need to do is spray the plants with the solution in order to battle common ailments. Apply this solution to your plants every few weeks.
By following some of the tips we include in this article, you’ll be up and running in no time and will soon have a good supply of produce grown in your own garden. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.