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Spice Up Your Garden With These Helpful Tips!

There are a number of healthy ways to get chemical-free produce, and one the best is to start your own organic garden. There are many ways to approach this hobby. All you need to do is find out what they are, and then use them.

Pay attention to how you lay sod. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Thoroughly water the soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.

For the best results, select the right kind of soil. The soil that is already in your garden might need amending, depending on the particular plants that you want to grow. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.

Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If you don’t take care of them, they can decimate your garden, so it’s best to do all you can to get rid of them.

Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Water is cheaper than chemical herbicides, and less hazardous to humans and soil. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.

Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.

Split up your irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.

Anybody can grow a garden, but those who bother to understand what they’re doing will be the only ones to reap rich rewards from their crop. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!

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