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Nobody really wants to think about what would happen if they invest time and money into an organic garden and it doesn’t grow. Still, if you want your own organic garden to grow, then it’s important to know what you need and what you need to do. That’s what the tips below are for.

Making your own compost for organic gardening is extremely simple and easy to do. It provides soil of gardens with rich nutrients and keeps soil cool during summer months. You can use kitchen waste, sawdust, aquarium water, coffee grounds, tea leaves, rabbit or hamster droppings, a thin layer of lawn clippings, spices and eggshells in your compost.

Recycling wood saves money and adds a unique touch to your garden. Use scrap wood to build small garden fences or support structures for plants. Sources include broken tables, chairs, or unused trim pieces from past home improvement projects. Paint the wood to add color and interest to your garden plot.

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An organic garden can be a great addition to your yard and a lot of fun for you and your family.

When raising an organic garden, sometimes a solution to resolving bad soil is to raise your garden bed. Building a garden bed or roost above the regular soil, can allow you to put your own fertilized soil within the bed without the risk of the soil becoming diluted or mixed in with the surrounding area.

To insulate the soil and protect against weeds, you should consider different types of mulches. Use things like wood chips, leaves, hay, and lawn clippings. Protecting plants with a mulch helps them in many ways, such as guarding soil against erosion. You can even look into living mulches, which are plants that serve the same purpose as a mulch.

Use a soaker hose to water your garden. A soaker hose allows the water to be absorbed directly in to the soil, rather than disbursed in to the air. This helps to conserve water, a valuable resource. Plant leaves also stay dry, which means you get to avoid pesky fungus problems.

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Weed control in your organic garden will be more challenging than a conventional garden because you can’t use chemical herbicides. One of the best ways to control weeds without using chemicals is creating ground cover with mulch. Save tree trimmings and grass clippings from elsewhere in your garden and spread them around your plants to a depth of about 3 inches. This should be enough to prevent weeds from germinating and growing.

Carefully consider the location you choose to plant trees. Remember that your trees will likely get huge. Make sure trees are not planted too close to any structure or foundation. The costs involved, to remove a tree and roots that have gotten into your structures can be astronomical. This will be easy to avoid with proper planning.

Get rid of Japanese beetles. Once quite rare, and only found in the eastern United States, these pesky beetles are now moving west. They attack many different types of herbs and vegetables and are difficult to eradicate once established. Handpick them in the early morning by shaking tree limbs and branches. Bait them by mixing together water, sugar and mashed fruit. Place this concoction in a sunny spot at least 1 inch off the ground. Strain out the beetles every morning. Plant ‘trap’ crops between vegetables and flowers: Japanese beetles favor marigold, borage and evening primrose. If you plant these throughout your garden, they will naturally navigate toward those specific plants.

To plant a shrub or tree, make sure the edges of the hole you dig are rough and uneven. If the sides of the hole you dug is packed hard by the shovel, the roots of your plant may have difficulty penetrating the surrounding soil.

Eliminate tent caterpillars. Tent caterpillars are a major pest, infecting apple, cherry, peach and pear trees. The adult moths create a woven-like nest full of caterpillars, defoliating a tree. Destroy nests by hand. Making sure to wear gloves, pull down the nests in the early morning and kill the caterpillars by dropping them into a bucket of insecticidal soap. In the winter look for eggs masses on branches, and remove and burn them.

Organic gardening is a great way to get exercise, as well as, a way to relieve stress. There are many healthful benefits you will reap, especially if your organic gardening efforts reward you with a plentiful harvest. Do yourself a favor and follow the tips in this article so that you can grow a healthy organic garden.

stump grinding durham ncTrees are great for the environment. Their beautiful canopies provide excellent shading around the home and flowing tree varieties are extremely beautiful during springtime. Trees can also be affected by problems such as obstruction, rot and disease leading to the need for removal. There is no exact way to determine the specific cost of a tree removal service because there are different factors involved. The following are some of the things to expect.

Hauling tree limbs – The tree removal service may not include the cost of hauling away the tree limbs. You may have to pay about $50 to 75$ for tree stump removal.

Stump removal – Most tree removal companies do not include stump removal in their pricing. You need to find out if it will cost you extra to remove the stump as well. Stump removal is not an easy task because it depends on the extent of the root network formed by the tree. Grinding stumps is a tedious job and requires professional skills and equipment. Depending on the professional’s assessment, a simple stump removal can cost as little as $60 while healthy solid stumps can cost you up to $350.

Log splitting – Instead of letting them haul away the tree limbs and logs, you can decide to use them in your fireplace. The tree removal service also provides log-splitting services at a small extra fee. You can get log splitting for about $75 or less if, you have great negotiation skills.

Tree trunk removal – The tree removal company often chops the trunk into smaller sections making it easy to move them. You can also choose to have the Cary NC company haul the trunk away for you at an extra cost depending on the size of the logs and the kind of equipment needed to move them.

Average cost of tree removal – The extra costs are usually part of the total deal from the tree removal service depending on what extras you need. The average cost of removing a tree depends on the height of the tree, the type of tree and the condition of the tree as well. Very large trees that are extremely tall can cost as much as $1500 for removal. You need specialized equipment and workforce to handle this job hence the cost.  Fallen trees are much easier to handle since there is less risk as compared to handling a healthy tree and this can cost you around $150.