Organic Backyard Gardening

(7 Photos)

Ann Thrupp on Jul 2, 2007 at 4:06PM

chime in now
  • 2 of 7

Organic Backyard Gardening

    Loading slides...

Tip #1: Start with Compost

Having good, healthy soil is crucial to a healthy organic garden, and one way to start improving soil quality is to mix compost into your soil. You can make compost from your own yard trimmings, grass clippings and food waste (such as peels from fruits and vegetables, and even egg shells). Once the mixture is composted, which usually takes a few months, that rich compost can be incorporated in the soil, adding valuable nutrients and biological activity. If you can't wait to make your own, you can purchase compost at most garden centers or nurseries.

NEXT: Choose carefully

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web