Organic gardening can be a majorly relaxing hobby, or a major headache. Use the tips presented here to make the most out of your earth friendly organic garden.
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
You can attract the insects you need by planting heather. Bees are very attracted to heather. When heather is first formed during the spring, it’s an early nectar source. Spiders, ground beetles, and other useful insects spend time in undisturbed heather beds. For this reason, you should always remember to put on your gardening gloves when tending to your heather.
As illustrated above, there is more to becoming a successful organic gardener than most people first imagine. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. If you take the information in this piece to heart, you will soon have an effective arsenal of organic gardening techniques.
Mix various plant heights and plants in the exact same bed for a unique English garden. If plants have the same growth height, the bed will appear flat and not have much interest.