When you use the correct organic gardening products, techniques, and equipment, it shows. This will show that you love your plants and care about their health. This is something that is admirable. As with any activity requiring a certain set of skills, you can continuously improve and develop your organic gardening skills. Read this article to become a better gardener.
It is easy to quickly prepare your perennial garden ground. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. This also gives your flower beds a more aesthetic aspect.
Use an aged laundry basket when you want to collect your produce. The laundry basket is a perfect strainer for any produce run off. If you leave your produce in the basket while rinsing it, the basket will be able to serve as a strainer, with the extra water dripping out the holes in the bottom of the basket.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. You can add dried plants by throwing straw, shredded paper, woody materials and cardboard on your pile. Avoid using animal manure, charcoal or diseased plants in your compost.
Do you want to kill weeds naturally? A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Weeds cannot grow without light. By covering them with a layer of newspaper, you are essentially suffocating the weeds due to a lack of light. Newspaper decompose quickly and integrate into the compost. You can add mulch on top for aesthetic reasons.