Anyone can learn how to maintain an organic garden and enjoy it. A beginning organic gardener may find the prospect of getting started to be rather daunting. So, how does a novice learn more about gardening? Read the advice provided in this article!
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!
If you want the best results, you need to choose the right soil. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Broad-spectrum pesticide is not a good garden choice. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Since these pesticides often affect the good bugs more than the bad, using them can actually increase your pest problem. When this happens, you will spray another round of pesticides to get rid of the pests, thus creating a never-ending cycle for yourself.
Hopefully, the reasons for organic gardening’s wide appeal are now clear. Properly growing your garden can involve serious relaxation and even some fun. With the proper application of these suggestions, you will be achieving amazing results in your own organic garden in no time at all!