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Now is a great time. It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do and where to start, but don't worry, the following article will help you out. Read on for some helpful tips to get started in gardening.

If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider "boiling off" the weeds. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won't be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.

Use gardening to relax. While there are many different ways to relax, choosing the right one for you is key. Gardening is a great way to just kick back, chill out, and enjoy your time with nature. It does however require a small investment of money but has tremendous returns. Growing your own garden brings a feeling of tranquility and joy to you.

Humidity is sometimes required by certain houseplants. You can create a humid environment by arranging a variety of plants in the same container. It is also possible to get more humidity by placing one plant in a larger pot, but surrounding it with stones or some compost materials to fill in the container. Using a spray bottle to mist plants with water daily is another effective way to provide needed humidity.

Bumble bees can help with the pollination of your garden. There are a few out there that can do more harm than good. Carpenter bees are one such exception because they can damage wood as they make their nests. Most other bees should be allowed to live freely in your garden for maximum benefits.

The best way to start a garden is from first principles: seeds. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.

Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be gardening in the sun. Wear sunglasses and hats with wide brims, and apply sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.

Keep your tools stored away safely if you're in a large traffic area. Don't leave expensive tools laying out; it will be too tempting. Some people can't resist "borrowing" tools when they see things lying around with no one watching.

If you have a snail problem, spray them with some water that has ammonia mixed into it. Ammonia is harmless to your plants, and it breaks down into nitrogen that will help fertilize them. The snails, on the other hand, will be killed by the solution and no longer damage your garden. Spray this mixture on a daily basis to get the best results.

Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. 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. A lot of Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and you can prevent ruining a few crops by identifying the specific steps to take.

Make sure that your sod is laid properly. Start by preparing your soil with care. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Water the soil until it is saturated. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.

You are now one step closer to fulfilling that ambition and beginning your garden. You thought perhaps that you knew what to do before, but look at how ready you are now! Hopefully, the suggestions here were helpful in getting you started in the exciting world of gardening so that you eventually will become an expert gardener.

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February 4th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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