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Bring Contrast Into Your Garden Design

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Gardening can be very complicated, when you look at it more closely. If you chose to garden naturally, you need to acquire some knowledge of the implications of the acidity of your soil, and you need to know how to utilize the correct bugs and insects instead of pesticides. However, growing organic food can be difficult for those who have not done it before. You can do it well by taking advantage of the advice that offered below.

Properly lay your sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. 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. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.

Consider planting slug-proof perennials. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. These varieties include achillea, helleborus, heuchera, euphorbia, and campanula.

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.

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