When you analyze all of the individual components of gardening, it can be somewhat complex. You will need to take closer care of your garden if you choose to grow organically, but there are many tools to help you. Growing organic can be a little on the difficult side for a rookie. You won’t be a beginner for long if you put the tips you are about to learn to use.
Bulbs are the best solution to get flowers in spring and in summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
Divide irises. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. When foliage is dead, lift bulbous irises. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Replant right away.
When deciding on which plants to include in your landscaping projects, consider evergreens which produce colorful berries. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. If you have rhododendrons or gardenias, use coffee and tea grounds to acidify the soil. A natural cure for plant fungus is chamomile tea. Sprinkle some on the plant, and see if it works.
Spray old aftershave, perfume, or scented products around the grass of your garden to prevent your dog from entering it. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.
Pick your vegetables when the temperature is moderate to avoid bruising them. Vegetables and fruits should always be cut from the vine, not twisted; twisting subjects a plant to needless stress.
Beautiful insects are attracted to heather when you plant it. Bees love heather, and it’s one of the earliest sources of nectar for the bees when they emerge during springtime. Because it is usually left alone, heather beds can become a home for spiders, beetles and other insects. For this reason, you should always remember to put on your gardening gloves when tending to your heather.
You must always take care of your knees when working in the garden. Most people can’t bend for long periods while standing. Kneeling allows you to reach your plants easily and is healthier for your back and legs. Use a knee pad so that your knees don’t get sore.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.