Some individuals have pets and small children and feel more comfortable knowing that the products that they are using on their planters and lawn are all natural, so that they are less likely to be harmful to the ones that they love. There are some simple organic gardening tips that can help to make the transition from traditional gardening to organic gardening.
One organic gardening tip is to start to make a pile of organic gardening compost. This compost can be used to help to fertilize the lawn or garden throughout the year. The compost pile can be started through the use of grass clippings or raked leaves. These should be placed into a pile in a remote area of the yard so that they can begin to decompose.
As they decompose they create rich fertile soil that can be used to fertilize the soil in planters or on the lawn. This pile can be continued throughout the year by adding to it whenever the lawn is cut or leaves are raked, in addition to adding organic materials from the household, such as the peels of fruits and cuttings of vegetables, since all will add to the vitamins and minerals in the compost pile as it decomposes.
In addition to compost, another organic gardening tip is to check the types of pesticides that are used on the garden to make sure that synthetic materials are not used which are harmful to humans, pets and the environment. There are organic pesticides that can be found in gardening shops and nurseries which are safe to use if pesticides are needed. However, often pesticides can be avoided if insects that are good for gardens and animals that are helpful are attracted to the garden so that the harmful insects can be eaten.
There are certain plants that can be planted in the midst of the other gardening plants which can help with this issue. Also, the plants in the garden should not be planted in rows because rows are very attractive to harmful insects and animals, making them just like a landing strip for good eating for such creatures.
Another organic gardening tip is if a fertilizer is needed beyond the compost pile, there are some non-synthetic, slow release fertilizers that are formatted to add the proper nutrients back into the soil. The soil should be tested so that the right type of fertilizer is bought to add to the garden, making sure that it is good for the particular plants in the garden as well.