Organic Flower Gardening For Beginners

19Organic flower gardening sounds so healthy, both for ourselves and for the soil. As a beginner, you might wonder where to begin? Should you study up on pH balance? Oh wait, that starts to sound complicated.

Let’s take a quick basic look at organic gardening for beginners. Organic gardening is simply common sense applied to preparing your soil for planting. You want good food to come out of your soil. It makes sense then not to pour poison into your soil or on the plants that are growing out of the soil. Organic gardens use organic fertilizer. This is at the heart of organic gardening.

A half century ago, manure was a spring scent in most rural areas. The fact is that manure mixed with straw provided a perfect food for growing vegetables. The smell was not the greatest. Now you can buy sheep manure in nice manageable bags that fit neatly in the trunk of your car and that blend easily into your vegetable garden. This is a great way to jumpstart your organic gardening.

However, there is an even better way to feed your organic flower garden and that is with compost. You can have your own compost in a couple of weeks and feed your organic garden with your own compost. What could be better and more self-sufficient? The end result is called humus and it can be purchased already made at your local garden center.

Regardless of whether you buy organic manure, humus, or make your own compost, you need to add this to your soil. A rule of thumb is one inch of humus to 4 inches of soil.

After your have planted your seeds in your richly prepared soil, you can wait until the weeds start growing and begin pulling them out in what will soon seem like an endless chore or you can mulch your garden.

One of the best mulch is grass cuttings. Gather up the grass when you mow your lawn (and if the neighbors will let you) gather up theirs too. Cover the soil around and between your garden plants with enough of the grass clippings. This keeps the moisture in and smothers new growth. Or, put another way, this keeps your garden moist and prevents weeds from growing.

As the mulch decomposes, it feeds the flowers and vegetables that are growing. Meanwhile there will be more grass clippings and later in the fall, there will be leaves. Keep adding these items as mulch. Your flower garden will be well-fed and bounteous.

Simple Flower Garden Designs

103If you are looking to do more with your flower garden designs and landscaping then you need to look different options available. Many homeowners truly enjoy garden landscaping as it is both fun and enjoyable. Spending time in your garden planting flowers or just rearranging what you already have can take the stress out your everyday routine.

Many homeowners will choose to go with a leveled garden which will add a whole new dimension to their yard. Instead of just one level use two to four which will add more elegance to your property. Since your yard is what people will notice when they first visit your home this will give you a chance to show off your fabulous flower garden designs. If you have a really beautiful garden think about entering it into a local flower show contest.

You can learn how to build a beautiful leveled garden by yourself with a good online guide. The first question that you need to ask yourself is what types of flowers will you be planting first. When you choose your flowers and other plants this will determine just how your garden will be laid out. A good example of this would be to have your taller plants like trees in back with medium plants and then flowers in front. It is always a good idea to do a few rough sketches first to see where everything will go before you start your project. By doing this you will be able to not only keep things simple but your project be a lot smoother and you will be able to keep within your budget.

If you are starting with a new home and have not yet started your flower garden design then it is a good idea to have a local landscaper come in to help. You will need to know where both gas and water lines are located and they will help you with this. They can also excavate your yard for you to get the best drainage possible.

By using a leveled garden you will be able to get a great effect with your flower design which will add a look of depth and make your garden much more attractive you when have friends and family visit.

Finally, it is a good idea to do as much research as possible. Many people visit their local library and also purchase a good online guide which will help them in deciding what is best for them when building their flower garden.