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Want An Organic Garden? Here Are Some Tips To Try!

Anyone can enjoy the relaxing activity of organic gardening. But, when a person begins organic gardening, they may feel overwhelmed. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic gardening? Read the advice provided in this article!

Lay sod properly. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Pull out any weeds and break up the soil. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Thoroughly water the soil. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. 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.

Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.

If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. The roots of the weeds are damaged by the boiling water which, in turn, inhibits further growth.

Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.

Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It will also dramatically decrease weed growth. Every gardener can appreciate pulling fewer weeds.

With what you learned you should now feel a bit more confident when it comes to gardening, and you should think of it as an easy task to tackle now. Growing a garden the right way is a rewarding and relaxing experience. Use these tips to see your garden flourish!

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