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TIP! Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared.

Most people are familiar with the idea of organic foods or may have noticed them in food stores. These items are usually easy to recognize and you should be able to notice a difference in quality. They are usually packaged differently and often are marked up considerably. Read on to learn some great tips about how to start an organic garden of your own and yield some amazing and healthy foods for your dinner table.

TIP! To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day.

Put sod down the right way. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Compact the soil firmly but lightly, and make certain it is flat. Thoroughly water the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.

TIP! Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel.

Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.

TIP! The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects.

Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.

TIP! Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season.

Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This will give your seeds a good start by making sure they have plenty of water, which they need to sprout. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.

TIP! Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present.

As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.

TIP! Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore.

You should divide irises. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a horticulture knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.

TIP! For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

Updated: June 27, 2013 — 7:47 pm
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