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There are sources widely available that can make gardening easier with better information at hand. With so much information available out there, however, you might spend the entire day browsing around websites while seeking out accurate info. To make things easier, a number of great tips have been collected together into this article. This article contains important information that will get you ready to begin planting your garden.

Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.

TIP! Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks.

When choosing plants, pick those that produce a high yield. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.

While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.

Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.

TIP! Having healthy soil in your garden will help your plants avoid insect pests. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease.

The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. The environmentally conscious way to start a new garden is to start with seeds. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.

Take the time to place organic mulch in the area around your vegetable plants. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. It also keeps weeds from growing. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.

Horticulture can be highly rewarding and a wonderful experience. As you learn more techniques, your skill in the garden will improve. You should take all the good information you can get. Use this article’s tips and you’ll get a great garden.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2017

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