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TIP! Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks.

The odds are fairly good that you have heard about organic foods or have seen them at the grocery store. These items are usually easy to recognize and you should be able to notice a difference in quality. These items are packaged in a different manner, and they typically cost much more. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.

TIP! If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid.

Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.

TIP! When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant.

Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.

TIP! Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years.

Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.

TIP! You should make sure to divide your irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space.

Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.

TIP! Plant with fall season color in mind. It doesn’t have to be this way, however.

Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.

TIP! To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.

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: October 7, 2013 — 3:18 am
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