In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Clay soil is hard and will also stick to a shovel, making it difficult to work with. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
Take the time to remove weeds. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. For this task, try using white vinegar. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! If you are too busy to pull weeds by hand, make a white vinegar solution and keep it handy for a quick spray when needed.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. The safest herbicide that you can use in your garden is a simple pot of boiling water. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. You have much of the information that you need right at your fingertips. All that remains is for you to apply it. When you keep this in mind, you can go about planting and growing a garden in your own way.