Organic growing is becoming more popular due to the questionable effects of toxins and pesticides on the body and the environment. Organic gardening is also cheaper; you don’t have to spend as much money on tools and equipment. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.
Involve your children in gardening. They will enjoy learning about nature and bonding with you.
If you want a sustainable garden, leave part of it undisturbed as a home for the wildlife in the area. Birds and insects will be attracted to the area with the presence of native flowers, trees and grasses. You will be rewarded by an appealing and flourishing landscape.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. Cut the turf up by using your spade in a slicing motion. Slowly and carefully turn the flap upside down, then cover the entire area with a three-inch layer of untreated wood chips or mulch. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
To be more efficient when working in your organic garden, have your tools close at hand. For example, you could use an apron with multiple pockets or even an over-sized tote bag. To keep your gardening gloves and other tools close by while you are working in your garden, a gardener’s tool belt is a great idea.
For your flower beds, organic material should be used as mulch. Two or three inches should be enough. Using mulch helps to hold moisture in the soil, enhances the quality of the soil, and slows down the growth of weeds. A layer of mulch also creates a more attractive appearance.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. As your garden starts to become more attuned with nature, you will also see it attracting more wildlife.