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TIP! Pay attention to how you lay sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil.

You are finally ready to try organic horticulture. What perfect timing! Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your organic horticulture aspirations.

TIP! Consider planting slug-proof perennials. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant.

Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.

TIP! When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions.

Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. 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. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.

TIP! Choose the right soil for best results. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden.

When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.

TIP! When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. You then want to place a small amount of seeds in a container that’s smaller and then fill it up with water to the top.

When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!

 

TIP! Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper.

Fertilizing your garden is essential. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.

TIP! You don’t have to plant just for spring and summer. Consider what are often beautiful colors in the fall.

Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. It can also prevent weeds from growing. This will save you having to constantly pull weeds.

TIP! Keep your pet out of the garden with old perfume or aftershave in the grass. This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.

Pouring the excess water from your dinner of steamed veggies on them can help. Try adding used coffee grounds to the soil around plants that grow in acidic soil. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.

TIP! Heather can bring helpful critters into your garden. Heather will attract bees early in the spring as well as other beneficial insects.

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

 
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