Plant garlic all around your garden to deter most determined pests. Insect invaders will be put off by the smell. Make sure you plant these around the outer rim of the garden, and next to plants that are particularly likely to be attacked by pests. An added benefit is that you can use the garlic in your cooking.
You can grow a variety of different plants in your home organic garden. A lot of acidic plants like mulch. Every year these plants should actually be mulched right up with pine needle layers that are thick around fall time. When the pine needles are decomposing, they release natural acid onto the ground beneath them.
If you are wanting to create a new flower bed for your perennials, you just have to follow a few steps. Dig into the existing turf with a shovel or spade, flip it, and then layer the entire area with wood mulch. Once a couple of weeks have passed, you can then dig into the new garden bed and plant some of your favorite perennials.
Add mulch to your garden to improve the vitality of the soil. A layer of mulch can protect the soil beneath. It will keep the soil cool in the summer, which protects the roots. Evaporation will be reduced and the soil will remain moist for longer when you water. This is also a good way to control the weeds.
You can help to prevent your plants from developing diseases with aspirin water. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. Your plants should be sprayed one time each three weeks.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.
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