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TIP! Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot.

As organic gardening and lifestyles are all the rage, the ideas become increasingly mainstream. People who live this kind of lifestyle usually grow herbs and plants to enjoy the health benefits of this vegetation; they must be grown organically. If you are interested in growing plants, flowers and vegetables without the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers, keep reading.

TIP! One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide.

Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. These mollusks are capable of consuming an entire garden full of flowers in a single night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.

TIP! Place organic mulch as close to your vegetables as you can. The mulch will help keep the soil moist for longer periods of time.

Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These biennials and annuals are fast-growing, and they allow you to brighten up your flower bed with a change for each season. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.

TIP! Read instructions before using any gardening tool you aren’t familiar with, including pesticides or other chemicals. Use the tools only as directed in the instructions.

Choose the right soil for best results. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.

TIP! Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticidal products anywhere in your gardening area. These types of pesticides also kill the beneficial insects that eat the pests.

 

When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.

TIP! Use plants to get some autumn color. That need not be the case though! The brightest season of the year when it comes to foliage is fall.

To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.

TIP! Use care when you are watering the garden. A soaker hose is a great way to water all of the plants at once, and will save you a lot of time.

Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.

TIP! The prevent your dog from trampling through your garden, spray some old aftershave, perfume or other heavily scented things on the grass around your plants. This will help to cover the scents that are attracting the dog, and make it less of an appealing place for your dog to be.

If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.

The more information you have on the subject of organic horticulture, the more proficient you will become. Remember that these tips are only the starting point.

 
Updated: December 12, 2015 — 12:41 am
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