The main reason people decide to go organic when gardening is that they think commercial chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers, may degrade soil quality, harm the environment and cause long-term damage to their personal health. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Use a spade to dig into the turf, turn the turf over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Allow the newly turned soil to sit for two weeks, then plant your perennials.
You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. This is a good way to keep weed growth at bay and add nutrients that you need in your garden. This will also make your flowers appear beautiful and finished all year long.
Pine can make for a great type of mulch. Some garden plants have a higher acidity, and prefer a more acidic soil. If you have these plants in your garden, keep them healthy by using pine needles as mulch. Using several inches of needles to cover your beds provides acid for the soil as they begin to decompose.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. When you work to keep your garden in tune with nature, you’ll also see more birds and animals stop by for a visit.