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TIP! Take the proper approach to laying sod. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod.

Taking the time to use good gardening practices really shows in the end. It proves you care about growing healthy plants. This is a valuable attitude. With anything else you can always improve. The following advice will help you out.

TIP! Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. Pay a small fee to have your soil analyzed, and you’ll be glad that you did when you understand what nutrients your soil is lacking.

Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.

TIP! To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. A major portion of plants grow their best in an environment with a saturated level of CO2.

Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. It can kill weeds. Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.

TIP! Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top.

Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.

TIP! Prior to planting a garden, think through what you want to do. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant.

Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.

 

TIP! Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds.

If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.

Knee Pads

TIP! During the day, when the weather is hot, vegetables tend to be softer, which causes them to be damaged even if you gently pick them. Use garden shears to remove your vegetables from the vine to avoid damaging the plant.

If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. A pair of good horticulture knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.

TIP! Mix various plant heights and plants in the exact same bed for a unique English garden. Having plants that grow to the same height will result in a common and flat looking bed.

Spray old aftershave, perfume, or scented products around the grass of your garden to prevent your dog from entering it. This kind of scent is going to mask the scents your dog is attracted to. If your dog has no interesting smell to follow, the garden will not be a tempting place.

TIP! If you’re growing plants indoors, keep your thermostat around 65 or 75 degrees daily. In order to encourage proper growth, they will need that warmth.

You are now equipped with some knowledge and new skills to apply to an organic garden of your own. This means you are adequately prepared and ready to start! The tips here should help you with your organic gardening. Don’t stop here, though, you should continue learning. You might find some new techniques that you can test out in your garden.

 
Updated: April 29, 2015 — 3:57 am
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