Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners – Lisa Tells Us How to Care for Holiday Plants

Topsoil WILL Make You Dirty

It is a funny thing if you think about it. Suppose you buy a house and everything in it is absolutely beautiful. You negotiated a great deal; it’s in a prime location; it’s in a good school district; it’s nice and spacious. The only thing left is your new home’s appearance.

Does Alternating Lawn Mowing Patterns Make You a Grass Geek?

In a rut when it comes to cutting the grass? Do you want to use mowing patterns to insure your lawn looks its best? If not think maybe you should but don’t know how?

Get Your Fresh Cut Flowers From Your Local Florist

Once the flower is cut the life expectancy is not very long, you can use tricks like aspirin in the water to keep them living as long as possible.

Bonsai Fundamentals – Nebari

Learn a fundemanetal element of japanese bonsai tree and how to produce it.

What Is A Sickle Mower?

Sickle mowers, also called reciprocating sickle mowers, were originally invented for cutting cereal but was adapted to cut grass and plants in the 1960’s.

How To Choose Topsoil For Your Garden

Generally speaking there are 3 types of topsoil available: natural topsoil, skip waste soil, and blended soils. Natural topsoil is highly variable in quality and availability and ranges from an acidic, nutrient-deficient sand, to a strongly alkaline silt-loam, and also to organic-rich peaty clay. If the characteristics of the topsoil are not suitable for the plants grown in the soil, then the plants may fail to grow, and this can be quite expensive.

What To Do With Topsoil

Topsoil is one of those words that everyone knows, but, in fact, not everyone actually knows what to do with it. Jason Mulch bought some topsoil last week, because he was replanting his garden. He knew to get topsoil, since obviously nobody can do anything at all in a garden without topsoil. It was a very simple decision; he was at the store and saw bags of topsoil. Everyone else there, who clearly knew what they were doing, was getting topsoil – bags and bags of topsoil.

Sacred Space in the Garden

As short as the gardening season is, gardeners take advantage of whatever time there is to express their creativity, and to find a space for a much needed time for reflection, solitude or just to unwind especially at the end of a hectic day or week.

A Few Usefull Things To Do With Tree Seeds And Bonsai

Find what you could with tree seeds other growing it into a bonsai tree. Seeds are are a source of diversity in plants.

Are You Killing Your Bonsai Tree?

Does your Bonsai tree look like a twig in a pot? Have you all but given up trying to revive your once beautiful miniature tree? Well don’t despair just yet, help is at hand with the following tips.

Mowing Fundamentals Part II

In last month’s issue, we discussed what happens when you mow, mowing height, mowing frequency, and bagging vs. mulching. When you follow the proper guidelines to mow your lawn, the grass is healthier, more resistant to disease, insects, and weeds.

Organic Garden – Helpful Ideas and Tips

Organic gardening is growing in popularity as people increasingly see the need to avoid chemicals and synthetic products. Organic gardens also provide protection form genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the garden.

Growing Herbs For Herbal Teas

Herbal teas are also know as infusions, and are a pleasant treat. In most cases, the leaves or flowers are used to make the tea. Many of these are easy to grow in patio pots or a sunny patch of ground, and can be started from seed or purchased at your local nursery or garden center.

Bonsai Gardening

Bonsai gardening can be a fun and educational experience for any avid horticulturist who is looking to do something different for once.

What to Grow in an Italian Herb Garden

Have you ever bought a bottle of “Italian Herb” Seasoning? Wouldn’t it be great to have your own Italian Herb Garden at your disposal whenever you need to add some spice to your favorite recipe? It’s easier than you may think! Herbs are wonderful plants that can add beauty to your garden as well as flavor to your favorite dishes.

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