You have probably heard about organic food and perhaps purchased some. It is easy to spot organic products. They have special packaging and cost a fortune. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. You should probably save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
If many of the plants in your garden grow close to the ground, some gardening knee pads will prevent pain and knee injuries. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain. Purchase a great pair of knee pads; they will provide a cushion for your knees while making gardening more comfortable.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your gardening.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.