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Growing An Organic Garden: Tips And Tricks

You have many options available to enable you to grow a vivacious and colorful organic garden of your very own. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.

Properly lay your sod. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Moisten the soil thoroughly. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.

Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.

You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.

Stink Bugs

When you are tending your garden in the fall, be on the alert for stink bugs. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.

If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. By amending your soils, you will help your plants grow and flourish.

Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.

Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. A common parasite to plants is fungi. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.

Gardening can be done by anyone, but only those armed with the proper information can get the most from their organic garden. Try using these organic tips.

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