Homeowners wishing to begin organic gardening can easily do so with a few DIY tips for gardening. Organic garden and yard care can be simple, easy and enjoyable. Or you can transform your yard into an edible landscape for a truly sustainable gardening experience.
The scope and possibilities of such are beyond what I could begin to cover entirely in just a few articles. But what I can do is introduce you to various types of gardening and give you overall tips for organic yard care. Below are more pages to assist you in your efforts.
There are several reasons why organic gardens are the best choice. We're not only protecting our health and our families, we're also protecting the environment and our entire food system for corrupt corporations.
Why Organic Gardening Is Best
The Benefits of Organic Gardening
Composting your "waste" is the probably the most important key to growing organic gardens. Learn what can be composted, how and where to compost and what to do with it all with a few of these DIY tips for gardening.
Learning the basics of mulch is a very important part of gardening organically. There are many different types available, depending on your needs and budget and as well as things to avoid.
How To Mulch
Chemical fertilizers pose several risks, are expensive and are completely unnecessary. Amending your lawn and garden with sustainable and organic fertilizer is easy, safe, inexpensive and often free.
Sustainable and Organic Fertilizers
A healthy garden should be in balance with Nature and need little inputs. Learn to manage pests without chemicals through a few DIY tips for gardening, including preventative measures, healthy ecosystems and with organic pesticides only when absolutely necessary.
Pest Control for Organic Gardening
Don't go squashing or preventing bugs without first knowing which are beneficial insects working for you in your garden. Learn to identify the good guys and discover how to attract them into your garden by creating the right kind of habitat.
Identifying & Attracting Beneficial Insects
Natural habitat and sources of food and water are diminishing with urban sprawl. Supporting our bord wildlife not only helps our feathered friends but can also be a benefit to our gardens if properly cared for.
Creating a Backyard Bird Habitat
Ready to learn more about gardening without chemicals? Or maybe you just need a few handy resources for your home library. Check out these gardening books for more DIY tips for gardening organically.
Organic Gardening Books
There are various DIY tips for gardening or designing your landscape sustainably. I am of the hardened opinion that the best way is one that looks esthetically beautiful and yet is productive in feeding my family, as well as supporting wildlife.
Below are several articles on the way in which we can maintain our yards and our environment.
Grass has its purposes but growing it sustainably can be difficult. Natural lawn care should consider climate, size, seasonal changes and water conservation. But it's also important to keep in mind that growing grass isn't always a "green" option.
Natural & Organic Lawn Care
Most people don't recognize that a "weed" is just a plant growing somewhere you don't want it. And even fewer realize how many of those plants are actually useful or beneficial, good for anything from salads to salves.
Medicinal and Edible Weeds
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