Organic gardening is capable of not only bringing about relaxation, but also headaches as well. The following tips will assist you in becoming an accomplished organic gardener.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Do not mow your lawn too short. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. The same can be said for some flowers.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. You will discover that your vegetables are more flavorful than ever before.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Control their expansion by confining them to a large pot. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
The water that is leftover from the steamed vegetables is great to pour over them. If you have rhododendrons or gardenias, use coffee and tea grounds to acidify the soil. Chamomile tea can be an effective treatment against fungus attacking plants.
As you’ve read, there is more to doing organic horticulture than many think. It involves lots of work as well as patience, but it’s so worth it when you see your beautiful organic garden. By applying the advice of the preceding paragraphs, you’ll set sail for a beautiful organic gardening horizon.