Organic gardening is becoming more and more popular with the population becoming more aware of environmental preservation. However, there is much speculation about Organic Gardening. Is it chemical-free gardening/earth-friendly gardening/natural gardening?
It can be confusing as whether you are using organic or synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in your garden, they are all chemicals. To narrow it down, organic gardening consists of three main theories:
- Feeding the soil.
- Focusing on prevention.
- Using the simplest solution first.
With our expertise at Landscaping Solutions we can offer you sound advice and assist you in setting up your organic garden.
Bear in mind that there is a lot more initial work involved in planning your organic garden. Ideal conditions result in healthier plants, fewer pest and disease problems which makes your organic garden easier to manage.
What are your Organic Gardening Goals?
- to have a pretty flower cutting garden OR
- to have a vegetable OR
- To have a herb garden
Whichever you choose to grow will impact on the selection of the site for your new organic garden. It is also wise to be realistic and begin with something small and manageable.
You can always expand later so bear this in mind in your choice of site.
It is interesting to note that the approach taken when growing a healthy garden in harmony with nature is similar to that of flavouring food and maintaining good health by natural herbal means.
Growing vegetables is also very rewarding. What is more fulfilling than being able to select vegetables from your own organic garden to provide a healthy meal for your family.
Another benefit to organic gardening is that there are a large variety of insects that are attracted to organic gardens which are an organic grower's best friend. Whether they are pollinators or predators, they help manage pests and keep your garden healthy.
Deciding where to grow your organic garden.
For herb or vegetable gardens, you will require a site that gets at least six hours of sun per day and that it has good drainage.
If you have opted for an ornamental garden, it would be advisable to consider a site where you can enjoy the beauty of your organic flower garden from the inside of your house as well.
We at Landscaping Solutions are here to assist you in selecting the right site for the organic garden chosen by you.
It is recommended to observe your choice of site for a couple of days to see how much sun it gets and particularly, whether it gets bright morning sun or hot afternoon sun.
Analysing the soil is also recommended and we at Landscaping Solutions can also assist you with this as well as improving the soil for you.
Organic garden maintenance
We will thereafter landscape your organic garden for you to the size and shape you require and give you a selection of plants which we recommend for your particular type of organic garden.
Once you have made your selection of plants, we will complete your organic garden for you and advise you on the upkeep thereof i.e. organic insecticides to use etc to obtain the best results.
You will note that there is quite a bit of work involved in creating your new organic garden. We at Landscaping Solutions can assist you with this task and maintain your garden for you so that you can enjoy and reap the benefits of your organic garden in the long run.
Contact us today and make a start on your very own organic garden.
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Sandton:: Atholl, Atholl Gardens, Buccleuch, Benmore Gardens, Beverley, Broadacres, Bryanston, Cedar Creek, Cedar Lakes, Craigavon, Douglasdale, Edenburg, Fernbrook Estate, Fourways,Fourways Gardens, Gallo Manor,
Hurlingham, Hurlingham Manor, Hyde Park, Illovo, Inanda, Kelvin, Khyber Rock, Lyme Park, Linbro Park, Lonehill, Magaliessig, Marlboro Gardens, Morningside, Norscot, Parkmore, Paulshof, Petervale, Pineslopes,River Club, Rivonia, Rosebank, Sandhurst, Sandown, Sandton, Strathavon, Sunninghill, Wendywood, Wynberg, Woodmead.