Useful Garden Ideas

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Why Gardening Is Good For The Soul

Chances are you have probably heard about or seen organic foods in your local grocery store. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. Organic items usually cost more and are packaged differently. Follow the advice given here, and learn exactly how to grow organic produce at home.

Sod should be laid correctly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. One way to get around this problem is to coat the shovel with wax. Use a clean cloth to spread the wax evenly. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.

Measuring Sticks

Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Have a marker handy, and mark the distance with it. Now, every time you work in your garden, you are going to have a powerful ruler at the touch of your fingertips.

Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.

You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.

Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.

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