Organic Gardening Tips And Tricks Just For You

 

 

In the world of gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced gardeners alike. There are many classes, e-guides, books, videos, magazines, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good gardener become a great gardener.

A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!

Planting a vegetable garden can be a truly rewarding experience. To be sure your garden is successful, you must pick a location that gets plenty of sunlight. The crops will need to be in a spot that is very open and sunny, giving them lots of room to thrive and grow.

To make sure you don’t accidentally dig up bulbs in the following year, mark them with twigs. They should stay in place over the winter, and will be an easy reminder when you’re planting new things in the spring. This is especially nice because you don’t have to buy anything beforehand. Just grab some nearby twigs and put them in place.

To make weeds easier to spot, be sure to plant all your flowers in a straight line. A more unusual layout may be visually interesting, but it gives weeds plenty of places to hide. Keeping your garden simple will make weeds and diseases easier to locate and simpler to get rid of.

To create an English garden, combine a lot of different plants in the same garden. Using plants of all the same kind or size, can result in a boring, and unoriginal garden.

Give your garden an exotic look with succulents. Succulents, either planted directly into the ground, or in pots, can give your garden an exotic feel. Most are grown for their interesting shapes, but quite a few have showy flowers. They require lots of light, sandy, rapid-draining soil, and modest watering during the growing season. The hardiest succulents are sedum and sempervivum. They are easy to propagate by clump division, and stems root easily when planted in moist soil.

Protect cuts from dirt and chemicals, and think about staying away from gardening until they heal. If an open wound is not protected while you are working in the garden, dirt and bacteria may cause the cut to become infected. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.

After reading these tips, you can begin to understand what it takes to become a great gardener. There is a lot of information to learn and you need to know how to apply it. With this in mind, you can refine your own strategies and goals to help you grow and maintain beautiful gardens.