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TIP! Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier.

Organic gardening is very relaxing and will help you connect with nature. It is a hobby with the goal of growing healthy, pesticide-free food to enjoy. This all sounds easy, but the process can sometimes feel complicated. Read the tips below to see what you need to begin growing like a pro.

TIP! Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another.

Learn the proper way to lay sod. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.

TIP! If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Rather, you should mix a bit of baking soda with a small quantity of liquid soap in water.

Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.

TIP! When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones.

Use climbers for covering fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.

 

TIP! Be vigilant about keeping moisture off your plants. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases.

Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. White vinegar is a fantastic weed killer! Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.

TIP! Start peas inside in a container, rather than planting the seeds outdoors. When you plant them indoors first, the seeds will germinate better.

If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Various bulbs do not all bloom at the same time, and if you employ this knowledge wisely, your garden can provide freshly blooming flowers for half the year.

TIP! Get a wheelbarrow, and a stool so that you can kneel down while gardening. Using a large portion of your time near or on the ground working on your garden puts a huge strain on your knees; therefore, having a portable, lightweight garden stool will greatly assist you in making gardening easier on them.

Being a success at organic horticulture requires patience, effort and a willingness to learn. This is a great hobby that uses your land to grow food. If you follow these tips and put in a great effort, there is nothing stopping you from becoming a good organic gardener.

 
Updated: September 18, 2014 — 9:39 am
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