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Top Tips for Creating an Organic Garden


2015
09.29

Over the past few years, many people in different parts of the country have continued to express interest in creating their own organic gardens in their backyards. This is not only because they have the urge to protect the environment but also enjoy the true taste of fresh fruits, vegetable and herbs. The tips on how to make an organic vegetable garden are outlined below:

 

1. Develop a Plan

 

Before you even think of preparing the soil, take the time to decide on what types of vegetables, fruits or herbs do best in your area and then look for local sources that can provide you with high-quality seeds. No matter the size or layout of your backyard, you can find the right garden design from relevant online sources or expert gardeners within your locality. 

 

2. Prepare the Soil

To get the best possible results from your new organic garden, it’s very important to ensure that the soil is properly conditioned. A deep, organic-rich soil plays a huge role in encouraging the growth of healthy, strong roots that are capable of reaching more nutrients and water. Depending on your location, you may want to plant tomatoes, onions, dwarf French beans, strawberries or beetroots. 

To ensure that you prepare the soil properly, you’ll need to look for a variety of vegetable garden equipment and clothing, including a shovel, a hoe, a rake, a trowel, gloves and wellington boots. After preparing the soil as required, you’ll have to apply a suitable organic fertilizer. 

 

3. Plant the Seeds

Once you have your seeds and prepared the soil, you’re ready to start planting. Dig a depression for every seed and then add a considerable amount of water to the entire garden. After that, you can place a thick layer of organic mulch on your garden to retain water. Pine needles, grass clippings, shredded bark, chopped leaves, and hay are just some of the few types of mulches you can choose for your garden. If you’re planting the seeds in the hot summer months, you might need to water your garden at least twice a day. 

 

4. Care and Maintenance

Regardless of the size of your garden, be prepared to face weed problem. This means that you have to watch out for these trespassers after every few days. If you have a small garden, you can always dig out the weeds using a rake or simply pull them out your hands. If the garden is large in size, you may want to consider hiring a reliable weed control company to help you get rid of the weeds a meticulous manner. 

To make sure that your plants look healthy and become more productive, it’s advisable to watch out for pests and diseases. Some of the most disastrous pests that can attack your garden include rodents, termites, moths, dandelions or beetles. Dangerous plant diseases include apple scab, corn smut, brown rot, blossom end rot and bacterial canker. If you’re not familiar with the environmentally ways of fighting these pests or diseases, it’s important that you consider enlisting the help of your local pest and weed control company.