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Taking the time to use good gardening practices really shows in the end. It shows that you care about taking care of your plants and that you want them to grow up healthy. This is something that is admirable. Like other skills, there is always room for improvement. This article will provide you with some ways to accomplish this.

Put sod down the right way. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.

TIP! It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly.

Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.

If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. When the plants are started inside, the seeds will have an easier time germinating. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. After the seedlings get mature enough, transplant them to your outdoor garden.

If you have a vegetable garden, it can be quite difficult to decide what to do about pest control. It is important not to use harmful chemical agents, because you are growing produce that is intended to be eaten. Frequently check your garden for pests. If you discover the pests when they first infest your plants, the best way to remove them is to pick them off manually.

TIP! When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time.

Now you know more about organic gardening. That’s wonderful! These tips were specifically crafted to enhance your organic horticulture techniques. A gardener should never be done learning! You have likely, however, learned at least one thing that will be well put to use in your garden.

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Posted on Aug 14, 2017

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