Organic gardening involves a firm commitment to using natural materials in the garden. First and foremost, this commitment states that no artificial fertilizers or pesticides will be used on soil, plants, or pests. Chemical use harms the environment by robbing soil of vital nutrients and minerals. Due to an overabundance in use of harmful fertilizers and pesticides the environment as well as the quality of soil have been compromised. Organic gardening uses natural and safe methods to ensure that your plants and crops are healthy while maintaining the delicate balance between the atmosphere and Earth’s soil.
Many people mistakenly believe that if it isn’t toxic, it won’t remove pests. Nothing could be further from the truth.
There are many natural and safe methods for eliminating pests from the garden, and the organic gardener focuses primarily on prevention. By planting crops together that provide natural pest protection, improving the quality of the soil so that you grow stronger more durable plants, and encouraging friendly pests will ensure that your garden is organic and without the devastating effects of chemical pesticides.
Friendly garden creatures include insects such as ladybugs and earthworms, as well as reptiles and amphibians such as toads and lizards. Attracting these natural predators to your garden will
decrease the amount of nuisance pests. Another solution for removing unwanted pests when creating the organic garden is to trap them and protect the plants, rather then using pesticides. Sticky based
traps are very effective for removing unwanted pests and protecting your plants with netting proves to be highly effective. By using natural methods for pest control, you can ensure that you are not harming the earth or the environment with harmful chemicals.
Another important aspect pertaining to organic gardening includes removing weeds with organic methods. Like pest control, the organic solution for weeds is through prevention. Before you begin your garden, you should prepare the soil and remove all traces of weeds
before hand. This is your best course of action. When you find weeds springing up in your garden, remove them at once. Also, applying
organic mulch will work wonders at preventing weeds from germinating and taking over your garden. When planting your garden, compact the plants densely so there will be less room for weeds to sprout.
Fertilizing your garden is key to its health. However, the organic garden uses natural fertilizers and has a firm commitment to improving the quality of the soil. The first step is to have your soil tested
to determine its strengths and weaknesses. Building a compost pile is the first step to making certain that you have the natural organic material needed to fertilize your garden and improve the quality
of your soil. There are a number of different methods to create your own compost pile and you can choose the method or construction that best fits your needs. However, composting is vital to the success
of your organic garden. By incorporating these methods and by using safe pest control methods, natural weed control methods and composting you can ensure that your organic garden will reward you with a beautiful harvest.