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A smart way to build a healthier diet is to start an organic garden. However, you should be aware that organic horticulture is hard work. Are you wondering where to start?

Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.

TIP! Take the proper approach to laying sod. Start by preparing your soil with care.

Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. This gives the seeds a better chance of flourishing.

Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.

Use fertilizer for maximum planting success. Manure can help your plants grow quickly, but you must use only commercially created products to reduce the chance of contracting pathogens. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.

TIP! Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier.

Novice gardeners should read the manuals on all horticulture tools and chemicals prior to using them. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Stick to the rules and safeguard your health.

Plant items with fall color. That doesn’t have to be the case. The fall season is probably the most colorful of the year in terms of foliage. Fall hues of orange, yellow and red can be seen falling from maple trees, and dogwoods and beech trees offer comparable spectacles. Some vibrant shrubs include hydrangea, barberry, and cotoneaster.

As has been outlined in the above article, you need to research all about organic gardening, and know that it will take a lot of work and effort in order to grow organic plants of your own. Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. By using the above tips, you will have a marvelous organic garden in no time.

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Posted on Sep 18, 2017

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