If you are a fan of organic, sustainable gardening methods, consider leaving part of your backyard untouched so that natural plants and wildlife can flourish in the area. A natural area will allow beneficial birds and insects, many of which pollinate plants, to live on your property and help your garden grow stronger.
Indoor plants have been bred over time to thrive in temperatures that are characteristic of a home. Most indoor plants like to be in about 70 degree temperatures, plus or minus 5 degrees. Plants need to be in an environment that is neither too warm nor too cool for them to grow. Heat lamps can be used to promote growth without the necessity of raising your home’s interior temperature.
Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. Simple slice into the soil with a spade, flip the turf, and mulch the area with 3 to 4 inches of wood chips. Let the area sit for a couple weeks, then begin digging into it and planting your new perennials.
The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. Mulch also completes your garden, giving it a finished appearance.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. Don’t waste time searching for lost tools. Get all of your tools together before you go into your garden, then place them in a safe spot when you are finished with them. It may be necessary to don a tool belt or cargo pants with extra pockets.
Add used coffee grounds to your garden soil. Coffee beans are loaded with nitrogen, which offers nourishment for plants. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.
As illustrated above, there is more to becoming a successful organic gardener than most people first imagine. It requires patience and work, but it’s worth it to have a successful organic garden. By following the above tips, you are well on your way to increasing your organic gardening skills.