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Organic Gardening And You: Helpful Tips And Advice

You are finally ready to try organic gardening. Your timing could not be better. To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.

Properly put down your sod. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Dampen the soil completely. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.

Plant slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.

Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can kill a precious garden. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.

Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.

It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. Be sure to prevent the growth of fungus with a spray that will inhibit their growth.

You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. Even if you already felt pretty prepared, the advice you’ve read should make you feel like an expert. Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.

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