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The Skinny On Organic Gardening Like A Pro

Lots of people grow organically due to their concerns about the harmful effects of all the different pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their health. Additionally, a lot of organic gardening techniques do not cost a lot of money. Read on for some advice about how to work in your organic garden.

You will need to properly lay sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.

Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.

Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.

Flower Bed

Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.

Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.

Start using these tips right away, and you will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy, pollutant free organic garden in no time. Planting a natural garden also encourages wildlife to enjoy your garden, and this even benefits the plants growing within.

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