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Organic Gardening Made Simple Through These Tips

You want to have a fresh and organic garden. The time to do it is now. The following article is full of tips you can use to grow amazing organic plants without spending a lot of money.

Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. 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. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.

Let your new seeds soak in a dark spot overnight. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.

Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.

Make a plan for your garden. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.

Knee Pads

Knee pads are absolute miracle accessories if you work in a garden with plenty of low-growing plants. Without pads, you may have pain in your knees from spending too much time kneeling on the hard ground. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.

Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour boiling water on any weeds, but be careful not to spill it on plants you want to keep. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.

Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.

Organic Gardening

You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic gardening. The tips above should have given you some advice and a few ideas, so that you can begin an organic gardening adventure in your own backyard.

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