Tending to an organic garden can be a highly rewarding and calming activity that anyone can participate in. A beginning organic gardener may find the prospect of getting started to be rather daunting. So, how can you best prepare yourself as a novice organic gardener? All you have to do is read the following suggestions.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
With what you learned you should now feel a bit more confident when it comes to gardening, and you should think of it as an easy task to tackle now. It is very relaxing and fun to work in a beautiful garden. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.