Organic Gardening Tips

There are many organic gardening tips that you can use during the process of growing your vegetable, fruit, vegan or plant garden. For starters, you can use mulch on your flowerbed and trees, with 3 inches of organic material. Doing this will help conserve water and add humus and nutrients to your soil. It will also discourage weeds from popping up in your organic garden. If you are growing plants that love acid, thickly use mulch layered with pine needles during the fall season. While the pine needles decompose, they will deposit acid contained within them into the soil.

If you are looking for ways to control pests in your organic garden, here are a few organic gardening tips. One way to control pests is to keep your soil healthy. This will produce healthy plants that withstand the diseases and insects that plague gardens.

You may also want to consider buying a net covering for your garden to keep out harmful insects like the Japanese beetle, which shed exoskeletons that harm lawns and gardens. You can also pick the exoskeletons off and place them in a bucket of soapy water, but keeping them out with a net is much easier. If you are having issues with animal pests you can use a product brand called Havahart. It is live-trapping, so you can let them go later. The product is safe for humans and animals, it isn’t a deadly trap.

If you have aphids as pests, you can use organic gardening tips like spraying infested stems, leaves and buds with soapy water; then with clear water. This works even on the heaviest infestations.

The use of compost (grass clippings, dried leaves, peelings from the kitchen) greatly improves your garden’s soil’s structure, texture and aeration. It also increases the soils capacity to hold water. Soil fertility is promoted with this method as well as healthy root development. Instead of using chemicals (synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides) you should use compost. Using chemical fertilizers causes toxic buildup within the earth’s soil and drinking water.

When you are looking for plants to buy for your landscape, select well-adapted plant types that suit your soil, climate and sun or shade exposure. Not all plants will grow everywhere, so it is important that you research which plants will work best in your area. By following these simple organic gardening tips, you will be sure to have a wonderful garden in no time!