There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. Before tackling such a project, it is important to be prepared.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! They thrive on fruits, citrus, peppers and various beans. If you do not keep them under control, the damage can be excessive, so keep an eye out for them.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
Think about putting some berry-producing evergreens into your landscape. They offer terrific color during the dreariest times of the year when nothing else you have planted has any hue remaining. A few examples that you could go with include the American Holly, the Winterberry, the American Cranberrybush, and the Common Snowberry.
Be sure to buy a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool that you can use for your garden. Gardening can take a toll on the knees, but a small ergonomic stool will be a comfortable solution. Gardening also usually requires that you transport heavy loads, such as dirt or mulch, and a wheelbarrow will make this much easier to do.
Broad-spectrum pesticides should be avoided in your garden. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to toxic pesticides than their annoying counterparts, so a broad-spectrum pesticide could kill all of the good bugs first, allowing the population of bad pests to multiply. You will need even more pesticides to deal with the problem, and it will never really go away.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. Make sure to use these organic tips.