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TIP! Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

An organic garden is an interest you have. It’s the perfect time to begin! The following article is full of tips you can use to grow amazing organic plants without spending a lot of money.

TIP! Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements.

You will need to properly lay sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.

TIP! 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.

It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!

TIP! To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher.

Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.

TIP! Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.

 

Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. The healthier the plants you grow, the more resistant they’ll be to illness, fungus, or bugs. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.

TIP! When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability.

Use proper soil for the best results. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.

TIP! Prior to planting a garden, think through what you want to do. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting.

Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. This will give your seeds a good start by making sure they have plenty of water, which they need to sprout. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.

TIP! You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. The seeds will grow better in your home if planted there first.

With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic horticulture. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.

 
Updated: January 16, 2014 — 12:20 pm
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