Organic gardening is an earth-friendly choice, and many people don’t realize that it’s a concept more involved than avoiding toxic fertilizers and pesticides. Imitating nature’s processes is at the heart of cultivating an organic flower garden, and the soil is a central consideration. Gathering the gardening supplies to support your organic gardening efforts is also key, and you can find everything you need at Cypress Creek Landscape Supply. From organic insect control products to fungicide and the ideal topsoil available for delivery in bulk, we are your one-stop Garden Center. Below, learn some easy organic gardening tips.
There are only a few “rules” of organic gardening that set it apart, and yet the contribution to environmental protection is significant. The following is information about organic gardening basics, touching on: Healthy soil, what to do if you have poor soil, and organic pest control.
Begin with Healthy Soil
There can be challenges to organic gardening, but healthy soil can practically guarantee your success. Nature provides the formula for vibrant soil, which boils down to the following:
The decomposing organic matter on forest floors give a glimpse of what is needed for healthy soil, which goes through natural life cycles of life, death, nourishment, and growth. All healthy organic gardens have compost added, which can be bought from a garden center or made at home.
Florida is certainly among the locations in the U.S. in which soil often needs amending. The materials used to improve the chemical or physical properties of soil are known as “amendments.” They can be used to improve soil’s water retention capabilities and its permeability. The entire process begins by testing your soil. When testing in fall, it is to determine the pH level as well as nutrient deficiencies. County offices can often help by recommending soil amendments to be added in fall so that they break down over winter. Many types of organic fertilizer brands are available in garden centers and nurseries.
Among the benefits of ensuring that you have healthy soil in your flower garden is that attacks of diseases and pests are reduced. Any plant with soil providing water, air, and nutrients can stand up to seasonal onslaughts. Other strategies for organic pest control include the following:
As you make plans to begin gardening organically, Cypress Creek Landscape Supply is ready when you are. At our Garden Center located at 12734 N. Florida Avenue in Tampa FL, we are proud to offer products to you and other Floridians seeking to protect the earth by using organic gardening practices. For flower gardens, we have composted cow manure, all-natural plant food, and many other garden-friendly landscape supplies. Stop by Cypress Creek Landscape Supply today or call us at (813) 933-7944.