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Tips For Protecting Your Garden Plants From Bugs

Gardening can be very complicated, when you look at it more closely. There are so many things to consider, such as proper pH balance, natural but effective pesticides, adequate sunlight and water supplies and so on. Growing organic can be a little on the difficult side for a rookie. If you want your organic garden to be a success, read the tips presented here.

Sod should be laid correctly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Avoid laying your sod in straight rows with all of the seams lining up. Instead, stagger the rows for a more pleasing visual effect. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.

Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.

When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.

Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. White vinegar is a fantastic weed killer! Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.

If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.

Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Wood ash can be used as mulch, and if put on the base of shrub and tree seedlings, will keep insects away. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.

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.…