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Helpful Organic Gardening Tips You Can Use

Successful organic gardening requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.

You will need to properly lay sod. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Water the soil until it is saturated. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.

To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.

Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. The next time you find yourself in your garden, you will have one large ruler right at your fingertips.

Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.

Use climbers to cover walls and fences. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.

For a garden that thrives, choose the right type of soil. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. It is also possible to make an artificial area using only one type of soil.

When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!

Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.

Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Connect the tops, and then place a sheet over the top of the wigwam. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.

Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. Remember these helpful tips the next time you are working in your garden!

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