The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It demonstrates that you are concerned about the environment as well as the health of your plants. These are worthy goals. Like other skills, there is always room for improvement. Keep reading for suggestions.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. 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.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Create a focal point in your garden with a unique plant. In a well designed garden you should have a focal point so that your eyes will stay there. It can be anything, but oftentimes a plant that stands out from its neighbors will do the trick.
Be careful how you water your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Keeping the water pressure low on your soaking hose will help avoid harm to tender plants. Let it water the plants for a while as you do other things.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. Doing so shields the scents that your dog might pick up on and be drawn to, causing their potential interest in your garden to drop dramatically.
Have your gardening tools near you to minimize the time spent searching for them. Use a large bucket, or wear rugged pants with several pockets. If you have your pruning shears, spade, trowel and gloves handy, you will be able to get your gardening chores done much more quickly.
You have what you need and the skills to use these tips when gardening. You’ve come to the right place! This compilation of tips was made to help you gain more organic gardening knowledge. With luck, you have learned something you can use to get the most from your garden.