Make sure any trees you plant near your home are located to provide optimal shade for your home. This can save you money on electricity, as the trees will cool the area, which means the air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard.
This will be organic gardening made easy. Plan to use mainly native flowers, grasses and bushes when creating an organic garden. You can reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers by selecting plants that correspond to the soil you have and to the climate. A tasty surprise is learning how the native plants actually benefit further from using a compost forged from similar, native ingredients.
Keep your leaves and use them in your organic compost pile. When the leaves decompose, they turn into a nutrient rich organic compost, providing a healthy addition to your garden soil. This is a cheap, effective method to obtain organic compost to use in your garden.
In the past, organic garden was viewed as a passing fancy. Today, however, we know that it is much more than that. The Indians showed the pilgrims how to plant their gardens using fish as a fertilizer. A compost pile is an easy thing to establish in a garden corner, and can provide homemade fertilizer for your garden. The benefits include simple recycling, less trash and a good source of organic nourishment for your garden.
You can grow many different types of plants in an organic garden. Acid-loving plants really like mulch. Pine needles are an excellent choice for mulch material for these plants. When the needles begin decomposing, they will add acid into the ground. One of the most interesting organic gardening tricks is to use companion plants. A companion plant is one that naturally supports the growth of a neighboring plant. By repelling pests and making the soil healthier, they reduce the need for fertilizers or pesticides. An example of this is herbs that have a strong scent. These will discourage pests from attacking your vegetables.
To become a great organic gardener, you need to look under the surface! Before buying any organic tomato seedlings to plant in your garden, you should investigate them for green starts and bad root systems. The reason is because these particular starts will stay on the seedlings for weeks, which will not allow the seedlings to grow until these starts are gone.