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There are so many natural alternatives available to you if you want to turn your garden organic. You just have to learn these ways and utilize them.

TIP! You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller.

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. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!

TIP! In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim.

Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.

TIP! Don’t mow your grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out.

Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.

TIP! Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Contain their growth with a garden container or large pot instead. You have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.

Use climbers to cover walls and fences. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. You can direct them over certain branches or boards, or you can send them through plants you already have. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.

TIP! Start a new garden from seeds. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed.

You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.

Stink Bugs

TIP! An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth.

When gardening, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. Stink bugs may get out of hand and do significant damage in your garden. It is important to take steps to eliminate them from that area.

TIP! Gardening is an excellent relaxation tactic. Countless methods of unwinding from the stresses of life exist.

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.

TIP! One way to create a great organic garden is to allow for a portion of your yard to be undeveloped for wildlife. You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.

Many people try to garden, but if you do not know what you are doing, you will not see the best results. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.

Updated: October 18, 2013 — 11:47 pm
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