Environmentally-conscious gardening requires dedication to following best practices at all times. This can be achieved by using smart, eco-savvy gardening techniques. A good understanding of organic gardening is needed to grow healthy plants. Follow this advice and your organic garden will soon be flourishing above the rest!
If you’re really serious about environmentally-friendly gardening practices, refrain from developing some of your land and use it as an animal habitat. This will also benefit your cultivated gardens as it will attract more bugs and birds to pollinate your other plants.
Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
Preparing a plot for planting a perennial garden can be done quickly and without difficulty. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. After a few weeks, dig, then plant your perennials.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. Do not spend half an hour looking everywhere for a tool. Have all of tools you will need for the day before you head out your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. One way to keep your tools handy is to use a belt especially designed to hold them. An alternative is to wear a garment with multiple pockets that are big enough to hold your more commonly used tools.
You must consider how much light is available when starting your plants indoors. If your dwelling does not enjoy a great deal of natural sunlight, it makes sense to grow only those varieties meant to thrive in such environments. If your plants still need more light, there are always artificial light sources that you can use.
Space is important to remember when planting an organic garden. Many people underestimate the space needed for plants to grow to their full size. Your plants will need the space not only because of their physical size, but also because the space will provide air circulation for the garden. Plan your garden accordingly, and make sure the right distance is between the seeds.