There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.

TIP! Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected.

Make sure to lay the sod properly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

TIP! Having a good wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool makes garden chores a lot easier. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier.

Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. These mollusks are capable of consuming an entire garden full of flowers in a single night. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.

TIP! Plant ever-bearing strawberries for your children in the organic garden. For kids, there are few things as fun as picking fruit fresh from the garden.

Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.

TIP! A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. Dissolve three aspirin in four gallons of water.

Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.

TIP! A great way to ensure that your organic garden will do well is to keep a section of your land unspoiled. The natural wildlife will spring up and make for a perfect organic habitat.

When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!

TIP! Plastic bags can be kept on hand and reused to slip over your dirty gardening shoes. You’ll be able to keep your momentum going without needing to take off your shoes, and stay on track with your gardening project.

Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.

TIP! Increase the value of your property! Landscaping your property provides one of the best returns on home improvement. You can raise your home value up to 20 percent! Get low moisture plants for your garden and yard that are suited for your environment.

Do you want fresh mint leaves without having to worry about them growing too quickly? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein 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.

TIP! When you are growing seedlings in your organic garden, lightly brush over them using your hand up to twice a day. It may sound a little odd to do this, but there is actually proven research that shows this helps the plants grow.

Irises can be easily divided. If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Split rhizomes with a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.

While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. Put these organic gardening tips to use.

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