Standard Methods For Growing Your Typical Back yard garden

21 Sep 2012 by Janet J. Portis, No Comments »

One way to save on watering costs in your garden is to use a large amount of mulch. If you have ample mulch, you will not need to water so often. You can get mulch from a variety of sources like tree branches, dead plants and leaves, or you can purchase them at a gardening supply store. You simply need to use a large quantity. Go ahead and dig a hole so that you can plant a shrub or tree for your organic garden. Ideally, the sides of the hole should be loosely packed and uneven. For an easy, organic garden option, try a shade garden. Shaded gardens require very little upkeep, making them ideal for many amateur gardeners. You will also eliminate time and effort by a reduced need for watering your garden. This means the garden will grow slower. However, weeds will be fewer as well. When planting trees and shrubs, dig irregular holes with rough sides. If the shovel “glazes” any sides of the hole, leaving a smooth and compact surface, the roots may have trouble breaking through the soil in that area.

Be specific about the things you desire to grow when it comes to your organic garden. Different variations of a certain flower or vegetable need different kinds of environments. For instance, there are many different varieties of roses. However, only some will grow properly in you garden. You need to select the varieties that will best suit the environment you will be planting them in.

Make sure you have some plastic bags around so that you can cover any muddy gardening shoes you have. This helps you stay in the zone so that you can continue gardening when you have completed your tasks in the house.

Your garden can greatly benefit from the use of companion plants. Certain plans actually help each other grow. For example, a companion plant may serve to repel insects and other pests, or it might enrich the soil. Either way, the plant makes using chemical fertilizers and pesticides a moot point. For instance, highly fragrant types of herbs and succulents work to stave off vegetable plant pests. It can be hard to grow an organic garden without chemicals, but the end result is worth the effort. Chemicals can be beneficial, but a chemical free organic garden will always produce the best results.

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