Many individuals prefer organic horticulture, as they fear the possible long-term effects on their health as well as the environment from the many commercial pesticides and fertilizers that are used. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. Here are some strategies to aid you in becoming a good organic gardener.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Rather, you should mix a bit of baking soda with a small quantity of liquid soap in water. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. The baking soda is harmless to your plants and a very effective remedy.
Yes, you really have to weed. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This method is preferred to wrapping a plant in plastic, since it promotes circulation and prevents rotting.
Hopefully the useful advice in this article will help you create and maintain your own beautiful, healthy, and toxin free organic garden. You can also look forward to a boost in the volume of wildlife inhabiting your nature-loving garden.