You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. You’ve come to the right place! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Plants need CO2 grow well. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Pick up a good pair of gardening knee pads to help cushion your knees.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.
You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. These evergreens will color your lawn, even when other flowers are not blooming. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.
Purchase an inexpensive gardening kneeling pad, as well as a wheelbarrow or wagon. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable. You will need a wheelbarrow in order to perform various gardening chores, it is a good thing to have on hand.
With these tips still fresh in your mind, you should be feeling more confident about your knowledge of organic gardening methods. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!