The main reason people decide to go organic when gardening is that they think commercial chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers, may degrade soil quality, harm the environment and cause long-term damage to their personal health. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. 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.
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. When you are organic gardening and working with nature, you will also see a lot of wildlife coming to visit!