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TIP! Pay attention to how you lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod.

When you use proper techniques when organic gardening, you will tell from your harvest! It proves you care about growing healthy plants. That is a great trait to have. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. Keep reading for suggestions.

TIP! Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly.

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.

TIP! It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.

There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. This solution can be sprayed onto your plants once per week until the problem is resolved. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.

TIP! Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance.

When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. You are prepared to plant after this is done.

TIP! Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants.

Plan your garden before you plant it. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.

TIP! For the best results, select the right kind of soil. The type of plants you’re planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted.

 

Purchase an inexpensive horticulture kneeling pad, as well as a wheelbarrow or wagon. Horticulture can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. Horticulture involves moving heavy objects and dirt, so a wheelbarrow makes for a wise investment.

TIP! If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care.

Pick a plant that will be a focal point. A focal point in the garden will capture your attention. Usually this focal point is a luscious plant that is distinctly different from the plants and scrubs that surround it.

TIP! Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.

When you are gardening out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. This includes wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Utilizing the correct sun protection makes it less likely that sunburn will occur and decreases the chance that skin cancer will develop.

TIP! A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable; you don’t want to finish every gardening session with aching, throbbing knees.

Heather can be planted to attract useful insects. Bees love heather, and when the heather blooms in early spring, it provides a good nectar source for them. It is common to find all types of insects inside of an undisturbed heather bed. Keep this in mind and always wear gloves when you prune your heather!

TIP! Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out.

Now you know how you can use these ideas in your own garden. Awesome! The above tips were constructed to add to your personal organic horticulture techniques, as you are never done learning. Hopefully, you have discovered something new that you can use in your organic garden.

 
Updated: September 13, 2014 — 4:11 pm
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