There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. Once you learn about them, they are surprisingly easy to put into place.
Make sure you recycle your garden waste and organic kitchen waste to create compost for your garden. A compost heap makes an excellent soil conditioner. It can also save you a lot of money, as you won’t need to buy bags of expensive commercial compost or fertilizer to make your plants grow.
Slide your fingernails against a bar of soap to prevent dirt from getting under your nails. The dirt doesn’t necessarily hurt you, but you will save time and effort when cleaning your hands later. Instead of having to dig underneath your nails, you can just use a nailbrush to quickly remove the soap residue.
For basic vegetable or flower gardening it is often not necessary to buy the most expensive gardening tools and accessories. Visiting discount stores will often allow you to find basic tools at a low price. You should also be on the lookout each spring for most local supermarkets to set up an aisle or display with gardening tools you can get for a good price,too.
Consider using weed-control cloth in your garden. Weeds cause a tremendous amount of work for any gardener. While the cloth is not the most attractive option, it does its job. If you place strips of the material in between the rows of your garden, it will keep out the vast majority of the weeds.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. You want to avoid spraying harsh chemicals since the vegetables are meant for consumption. There is only one way to effectively control pests in your garden, and that is to stay vigilant in your efforts. When you are vigilant, you can simply remove the pests from your plants manually as soon as you notice them. Early detection is the best solution to ridding your garden of pests.
Make sure your pesticides are focused on only what you’re trying to kill. Broad spectrum pesticides don’t only kill the offending pests, but the beneficial ones also. Beneficial bugs are usually several orders more sensitive to the things you spray than the pests you are trying to kill, so you might wind up dropping the good bug populace and open the door to pest population growth. This may then lead to using even more pesticides to eliminate this new problem.
If you have problems keeping the dog out of the garden, spray things like aftershave, perfume or other scents on the grass surrounding the garden. This will help to cover the scents that are attracting the dog, and make it less of an appealing place for your dog to be.
A great way to deal with weeds in a safe and nontoxic way, is to use a spray bottle of diluted dish soap to treat areas with overgrowth in your garden. Use a ratio of one tablespoon of mild dish soap per 16 ounces of water. Spray the weeds once a day and with in a week they should shrivel up and be easier to pull out.
If you want to maximize your success at organic gardening, you need to learn as much as you can about how to garden. Use the organic tips in this article.