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For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find suggestions that will help you improve your organic horticulture skills.

Properly put down your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. After the sod has been flattened to an even surface, you can use soil to fill any remaining gaps. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.

TIP! Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks.

Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.

If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.

It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.

TIP! Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. You should choose your soil depending on the plants that you are going to plant.

Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. An added benefit is that it also inhibits weed growth. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.

The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.

Beneficial Bugs

TIP! Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months.

Broad-spectrum pesticides are really not the optimal choice for pest control in your garden. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. Beneficial bugs usually have more sensitivity towards pesticides than bad ones. Therefore, if the number of beneficial bugs drops, the problem with pests can get bigger. Your problem will only get worse and you will find yourself using more pesticides.

Organic horticulture is a more involved form of horticulture than is often realized. You may have to put in a fair amount of effort, but at the end of the day you will have a wonderful garden. The next time you are working in your garden, use the advice from this article to grow things without the use of harsh chemicals.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2017

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