Lots of people grow organically due to their concerns about the harmful effects of all the different pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their health. Also, organic horticulture is quite cheap on the whole. To begin your journey into the world of organic gardening, follow these tips.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. An inexpensive soil report can be used to adjust soil nutrients to optimum levels, which will ensure your garden thrives. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Take the time to place organic mulch in the area around your vegetable plants. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. It will also prevent the growth of weeds. You’ll save a ton of time if you don’t have to constantly pull out weeds.
Use a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool when you’re working in your garden. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees. Gardeners usually need a wheelbarrow to move the heavy dirt and other objects so they are a good item to buy.
Utilize the advice provided here, and you will soon be on your way to having a flourishing organic garden that is both healthy and free of pollutants. You can also look forward to a boost in the volume of wildlife inhabiting your nature-loving garden.