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The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. Your caring skills will shine through in the quality of your garden. That is a great trait to have. However, you can always find new things to learn about, and improve your skills. There are tips below to help you with this.

Properly lay your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Dampen the soil completely. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.

Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.

Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. In most circumstances, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid will have a higher yield when compared to a more traditional variety.

Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.

Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.

If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.

You have the tools, the products, and the skill set to apply those tips to your organic garden. This is awesome! This compilation of tips was made to help you gain more organic gardening knowledge. With luck, you have learned something you can use to get the most from your garden.

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