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Things That Can Help You With Organic Horticulture

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There is no better time than now. You may have many questions and concerns about initiating this, but rest assured that the following paragraphs will give you the answers you seek. The ideas and tips below will get you started and on your way to a successful garden.

Lay sod properly. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.

Clay Soil

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.

Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.

You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. Using these methods eliminates your need of chemical pesticides.

Select a specific type of plant to be the focal point of your garden. There should be a solid focal point for every good garden design. The focal point should be a plant totally different from the others around it.

You will now feel more confident in your ability to transform your garden into a thing of glory. You may have thought you were already set to start, but you’re in an even better place now! If you use the tips you have learned from this article, your garden will bloom like never before.

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