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The processes involved in successfully gardening can be complicated. If you choose to follow the natural horticulture route, you may need to learn about factors, such as the soil’s pH balance and natural ways to fight off garden pests. If you are just getting started, growing organic may be trying. You can do it well by taking advantage of the advice that offered below.

Clay soil is hard and will also stick to a shovel, making it difficult to work with. 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.

TIP! Clay soil is hard and will also stick to a shovel, making it difficult to work with. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface.

For the best results, select the right kind of soil. Depending on what type of plants you have, your soil may or may not be adapted. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.

When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.

Carefully plan your garden first. This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.

Mint Leaves

If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.

Place at least an inch of mulch that is organic in with your veggies! Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. It will also prevent weeds from growing. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.

TIP! You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds.

Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.

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