TIP! Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging.

One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. Are you wondering where to start?

TIP! Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful.

Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because 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. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.

TIP! Take the time to remove weeds. Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly.

Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. This will help the plants make it to full growth. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. As soon as the mature plants are removed, you can replace them with fresh seedlings.

TIP! Divide your irises. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants.

Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.

TIP! A green garden needs to begin with seeds, not plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed.

Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

TIP! You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. The berries will provide a boost of color to your backyard, even during the colder months when most of the other vegetation has been drained of their color.

For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.

TIP! Pick one plant to serve as your garden’s focal point. Any great garden design involves using a focal point to grab someone’s attention and keep it there.

When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. After this is completed, it is time to plant!

TIP! Make sure to water your garden properly. A soaker hose is a great way to water all of the plants at once, and will save you a lot of time.

There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.

TIP! Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be gardening in the sun. Choose hats with overlapping brims, don those sunglasses and smear on the sunscreen.

When planting anything, think about planting for color so that you have something to enjoy in the fall. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be. The autumn season can be one of the best growing seasons and is certainly the most colorful. Maple trees produce yellow and red leaves, just like Beech and Dogwood trees. Cotoneaster, barberry and hydrangea can provide vibrant color if you are considering shrubs for your garden.

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TIP! If you cut your hand, you can use a glove to protect it from germs and chemicals until it heals. If you have an open cut while gardening, contact with dirt or debris can infect the wound.

So, as you have seen, it is true that organic horticulture requires research, work, and effort to start growing your own organic plants. It is very true, as well, that to see results, you must stick with it. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic horticulture.

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